Beyond the unknown unknowns is what's unknowable
A puzzling activity from Science Buddies
Philosophers cannot agree on whether mathematical objects exist or are pure fictions
Although mathematicians know they can never fully “solve” this centuries-old quandary, tackling smaller pieces of it has yielded some intriguing discoveries
It sure comes in handy for doing physics
Murray Gell-Mann, 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physics who identified the quark, died May 24th.
A new book that can make you love calculus
Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.
A new book shows off spectacular works of art inspired by mathematical principles
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