## How Many Manatees Are There? There's an Algorithm for That

Biologists and computers scientists team up to create a census of animal populations

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Biologists and computers scientists team up to create a census of animal populations

7 hours ago — Debbie Ponchner

Scientists are creating mathematical tools to identify novel particles and phenomena at the world's largest particle accelerator

December 26, 2018 — Matthew von Hippel

A scientist leverages big data to pin down precepts that extend beyond the self-help aisle

December 18, 2018 — David Noonan

A Neruda masterpiece—and a bi-exponential curve—define the dynamics of the fast then slow fade of our greatest collective sorrows and joys

December 13, 2018 — Gary Stix

By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports.

December 5, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Scientists have created a “map” of odor molecules, which could ultimately be used to predict new scent combinations

December 1, 2018 — Stephen Ornes

We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?

November 9, 2018 — James Robert Brown and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Mathematicians are developing statistical forensics to identify districts that disenfranchise voters

October 30, 2018 — Moon Duchin

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

October 18, 2018 — Alon Daks, Nishant Desai, Lisa R. Goldberg and The Mathematical Intelligencer

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

October 9, 2018 — Toby S. Cubitt, David Pérez-García and Michael Wolf

October 9, 2018 — Mariette DiChristina

It’s mostly an art festival, but attendees are impressively fascinated with science and math

September 14, 2018 — Seth Stannard Cottrell and The Mathematical Intelligencer

The pioneering mathematician overcame barriers of racism and misogyny to help develop U.S. human spaceflight

August 28, 2018 — Chelsea Gohd and SPACE.com

Images and sculptures inspired by mathematical principles show off the intense beauty of the discipline

August 6, 2018 — Stephen Ornes

The Fields Medals have been awarded to four researchers who work on number theory, geometry and network analysis

August 1, 2018 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

Why you should give the award to me

August 1, 2018 — Colin Adams

An analysis of the movement of some 40,000 people suggests most of us frequent only 25 places—and as we sub in new favorites, we drop old ones. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 2, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

A growing movement argues that killing pi would make mathematics simpler, easier and even more beautiful

June 28, 2018 — Randyn Charles Bartholomew

To understand tau, you need to understand pi. Watch how mathematicians from Archimedes on have wrapped their heads around the math of circles.

June 28, 2018 — Shelley Sandiford, Lydia Chain and Deboki Chakravarti

A physicist decries the trend of chasing after aesthetically pleasing theories that lack empirical evidence

June 11, 2018 — Sabine Hossenfelder