Meet the Möbius band, the topological space with the most poignant storytelling potential.
All it takes is several friends and a lot of rope
You might be tempted to use that shiny new prime number for RSA encryption. Don't do it.
Stacking oranges leads to computer-assisted mathematics. But does it feel like mathematics?
Another year, another year in review.
Living in a three-dimensional torus would be a narcissist's dream.
Mathematicians of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains!
What does a mathematician think about when she goes for a walk? Optimizing her route, of course!
"To infinity...very slowly."
"_______ is the ______ of logical ideas"—Albert Einstein. Do the words "mathematics" or "poetry" fill those blanks?
Math is always better over an orientable genus one pastry, the tastiest of topological examples.
If you ran a race at an average pace of 3:07 per kilometer, did you run any single kilometer in exactly 3:07? Well, it's complicated.
The second annual Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics goes to topologist Ian Agol of the University of California, Berkeley
You might need to leave the light on at night after reading these. Brace yourself for zombies, devils, mummies, and...higher homotopy groups?
The latest (misnamed) "Common Core math" flare-up: is 5 × 3 Five 3s or Three 5s?
The intuition-challenging Fano plane may be the smallest interesting configuration of points and lines.
The epsilon-delta proof, the nemesis of many a calculus student, is an initiation rite into the mysteries of proof writing.
Move over, four-color theorem! It's time for the one-cut theorem: You can cut out any shape you want with one cut if you're willing to do some clever folding
What does it mean to understand a mathematical object? I didn't truly believe in the house with two rooms until I built it for myself.
In his new book Creating Symmetry, Frank Farris uses ideas from advanced mathematics, such as complex analysis and abstract algebra, to transform snapshots of landscapes, flowers, or even his dinner into beautiful repeating designs.