Using mathematics to catch the bad guys—in the most contrived way possible
A new analysis adds to existing evidence for a racial disparity in wait times at polling places
An airtight proof that there are more than 26 numbers
Physics historian Graham Farmelo talks about his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.
Or should that be Ping-Pong for narcissists?
Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions
Mathematicians disagree over whether their fundamental assumptions, or axioms, are true...
Beyond the unknown unknowns is what's unknowable
In memory of Michael Boshernitzan
Walking the Pythagorean theorem
A puzzling activity from Science Buddies
Can AI be creative? Maybe not, but it can be amusing
Philosophers cannot agree on whether mathematical objects exist or are pure fictions
Tracing our mathematical foremothers
What to do with those pesky order of operations questions?
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
Sometimes mathematics chases its own tail
In her new book The Weil Conjectures, Karen Olsson ruminates on the trajectories of André and Simone Weil
Mathematics-inspired manipulations of scripture