## Privacy and Counterfeit Coins

Do fake coins really need a lawyer’s protection in the courtroom?

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Do fake coins really need a lawyer’s protection in the courtroom?

March 20, 2018 — Nicholas Diaco, Tanya Khovanova and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Steven Bogart, a mathematics instructor at Georgia Perimeter College, answers

March 14, 2018 — Steven Bogart

Somewhere between the opposing forces of “favorites” and “underdogs” lies a winning solution

March 13, 2018 — Bryan Clair and The Conversation US

Congelation ice, unlike “snow ice,” grows slowly downward from the surface of a calm lake in a vertical, column-like fashion with horizontal interlocking grains

March 12, 2018 — Julia Griffin and PBS NewsHour

The fate of a free throw is set the instant the ball leaves the player’s fingertips

March 2, 2018 — Larry Silverberg and The Conversation US

Machine learning could speed up diagnoses and improve accuracy

February 13, 2018 — John McQuaid and Kaiser Health News

High-quality beams could be among the first practical applications of the booming field of topological physics

February 5, 2018 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

January 31, 2018 — Simone F. Griffioen, Arthemy V. Kiselev and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Mathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help

January 17, 2018 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

An algorithm originally designed to help robots move was useful in tackling an entirely different problem

January 17, 2018 — Ian Haydon and The Conversation US

How can you measure time without using a stopwatch? You could use the movement of the Sun across the sky, watch a pendulum swing, or burn some very special string. Keep on reading to find out how it works!

December 30, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Neuroscientists are taking cues from cryptography to translate brain activity into movements

December 27, 2017 — Helen Shen

Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?

November 28, 2017 — Robert S. Siegler

Anyone who can understand tens, hundreds and thousands can develop habits and skills to accurately navigate millions, billions and trillions. Stay with me, especially if you’re math-averse

November 24, 2017 — Andrew D. Hwang and The Conversation US

Amid the museum’s 2 million works of art lie numerous mathematical curiosities

November 16, 2017 — Joseph Dauben, Marjorie Senechal and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Not getting a flu shot could endanger more than just one’s own health, herd immunity calculations show

November 1, 2017 — Tara C. Smith and Quanta Magazine

A Towering Mathematical Activity from Science Buddies

October 26, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

From the peacock tail and the eyespots of a butterfly, to the evolving camouflage of the chameleon, nature loves patterns

October 4, 2017 — Thomas Woolley and The Conversation US

A detective activity from Science Buddies

September 28, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the Moon’s phases? The answer in all cases is geometry.

September 26, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall