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
It’s mostly an art festival, but attendees are impressively fascinated with science and math
The pioneering mathematician overcame barriers of racism and misogyny to help develop U.S. human spaceflight
Images and sculptures inspired by mathematical principles show off the intense beauty of the discipline
The Fields Medals have been awarded to four researchers who work on number theory, geometry and network analysis
Why you should give the award to me
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.
A growing movement argues that killing pi would make mathematics simpler, easier and even more beautiful
To understand tau, you need to understand pi. Watch how mathematicians from Archimedes on have wrapped their heads around the math of circles.
A physicist decries the trend of chasing after aesthetically pleasing theories that lack empirical evidence