The genome sequences of Desmond Tutu and a Kalahari bushman have now been published.
Google's PageRank algorithm was developed in 1998. But a project to trace the history of such algorithms reveals an example from the 1940s.
It promises to back loans for the first new nuclear reactors in decades.
Small spinning asteroids are piles of rubble and dust that ought to fly apart but don't. Now astronomers have worked out why not.
Microsoft drinks the "integration" Kool-Aid with its new smart-phone OS
The way schooling fish swim reveals how to squeeze more power from the wind over a given area of land.
China is poised to become the world's sequencing powerhouse.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week:
The technologies presented spanned the ridiculous and the sublime.
The Austrian physicist Victor Hess received the Nobel Prize for the discovery cosmic rays but a new translation of the work of an obscure Italian scientist indicates that he wasn't alone in this discovery.