There are so many number systems! The ones you know now were developed over centuries but we are still making up more now.
The Romans were great engineers but they had a terrible number system. It didn’t even have zero.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Why don’t students say math is imaginative? Here, the White Rabbit character originally from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written under mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s pen name, Lewis Carroll.
Mathematician Peter Taylor taught high school math to prepare to develop a new 'RabbitMath' curriculum that emphasizes collaborative creativity and learning to work with complex systems.
Ten of the 2020 Democratic candidates.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
England v Pakistan Royal London One-Day Series, The Kia Oval in 2019.
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When bad weather hits, there's a complex formula organisers turn to to make lost game time fair.
Maybe the differences between human and non-human animals are not as great as we might previously have thought.
We're left wondering whether we as humans are so very special after all – that perhaps the ability to learn mathematics could be universal.
People queue to cast their votes in Johannesburg, South Africa.
To a mathematician the idea of, "voter turnout" is not a very precise term. What exactly does it mean? And how is it calculated?
How many lakes are in Alaska? Thermokarst lakes on Alaska’s North Slope are self-similar and fractal.
Painting by Cherissa Dukelow
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
A human knows that four cats, four apples and the symbol 4 all have one thing in common – the abstract concept of 'four'. Now robots are catching up.
The math of raindrops.
Why does the impact of rain in a puddle look different from when it falls elsewhere, like in a lake or the ocean? A 'puddle equation' dives deep into the secret math of ripples.
Leonardo da Vinci had a seemingly inexhaustible imagination for innovation.
Engineer, artist, mathematician, thinker: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more.
Assistant professor of chemistry Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, left, in a chemistry lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Bolatito Babatunde, a student in the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program at UNC.
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Researchers find promising results for two programs patterned after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s and known to increase diversity in STEM.
What can you learn from your connections on social media?
Simple math reveals some surprising facts about the underlying structure of Facebook and other social networks.
If you thought multiplication tables at school were hard, imagine multiplying numbers with billions of digits.
To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.
A snippet of ‘Arithmetica,’ from Diophantus.
Mathematicians have known how to solve something called an S-unit equation for several years. However, the process is so convoluted that few can actually use it to tackle their problems.
International forces advancing toward Boxer soldiers outside the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion.
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When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.
Activists at the Supreme Court opposed to partisan gerrymandering hold up representations of congressional districts from North Carolina, left, and Maryland, right.
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Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'
The game is becoming less exciting for fans.
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
How will each drug interact with the proteins in your body?
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
A critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.
Mathematic models are becoming more sophisticated and now they could actually predict how likely a species is to die out.