The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers
The sum of squares
The story of a differential equation and a medical breakthrough
Stemming from the “F-theory” branch of string theory, each solution replicates key features of the standard model of particle physics
The first female winner of the prestigious Abel Prize shares details of life as a mathematician
Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics
Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number
A new model suggests smashing killer space rocks with insufficient force could let gravity pull the pieces back together. Christopher Intagliata reports.
In praise of Raymond Smullyan: logician, magician, mathematician, puzzlist and philosopher
Biologists and computers scientists team up to create a census of animal populations
Scientists are creating mathematical tools to identify novel particles and phenomena at the world's largest particle accelerator
A scientist leverages big data to pin down precepts that extend beyond the self-help aisle
A Neruda masterpiece—and a bi-exponential curve—define the dynamics of the fast then slow fade of our greatest collective sorrows and joys
By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scientists have created a “map” of odor molecules, which could ultimately be used to predict new scent combinations
We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?
Mathematicians are developing statistical forensics to identify districts that disenfranchise voters
Scoring streaks have long fascinated sports professionals and researchers, yet they are not close to consensus on the right way to think about the issue
After a years-long intellectual journey, three mathematicians have discovered that a problem of central importance in physics is impossible to solve—and that means other big questions may be undecidable, too...