Prime numbers are the biggest and oldest data set in mathematics. Why have they captivated mathematicians for millennia?
Whether or not you’ve ever used the word flutter, you’ve encountered the phenomenon – in flags, airplanes, bridges and more. Mathematicians are still figuring out exactly why and how this happens.
Fourier's discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.
A statistical method widely used today by scientists and others is all thanks to a statistician at a Guinness brewery whose work was published anonymously more than a century ago.
Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.
Women's History Month is a time to recognize female role models. In mathematics, when we think of powerful women, we should think of Marion Walter.
The audio version of a long read on the daring mathematicians who took to the skies to help make early air travel safer.
The internet has not only changed the kinds of answers historical study can provide, but also what questions can be asked.
A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.
Through abstraction, the underlying essence of a mathematical concept can be extracted.
The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.
Parents can teach very young children to "skip count" at the kitchen table, and it will set them up to be successful math learners throughout their secondary and post-secondary education.
With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.
Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
But could the influences of Shanghai and Singapore help?
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.
How do you prove Santa Claus exists using mathematical logic? A review of Fry and Evan's book on the mathematics of Christmas.
Gerrymandered districts are under fire across the US. But a weird district shape isn't necessarily a bad one.