Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters in the near future, leveraging social media data, crowd-sourcing and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Today’s release of data from the 2016 Census allows us to identify some of Australians' more common characteristics, how they vary across states and territories, and how they are changing over time.
Just about everyone wants medical care, but some want it a lot more. We discovered a personality trait that explains why it's hard to improve health care outcomes and costs.
It's a golden age for visualization in mathematics. How tools like 3-D printing, animation and even knitting machines are reimagining the way mathematicians study and share their work.
LGBT people face discrimination in health care, as well as significant health disparities. Recent moves by the Trump administration will make these topics more difficult to untangle.
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
We have never been so connected and we are producing more data than ever before. But how can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
Data are present in every aspect of our lives. Knowing how to present and visualise them in a creative and meaningful way can make a big difference.
Chain restaurants vowed to make children's menus healthier. But our analysis of menus across the country shows that kids' choices still aren't very good for them.
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician's guide to understanding polls in the media.
The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
Every year, school districts across the U.S. try to plan out a bus schedule that works for all students while keeping costs and emissions low. Our mathematical models can help.
The 2016 election made clear that the Electoral College does not weigh votes from all states equally. A new analysis suggests the power of your vote is closely linked to voter turnout in your state.
Risk has to do with uncertainty; people struggle to conceptualise and manage that which they're unsure about. This is true in the higher education sector, too.
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
Measurement matters, especially when it comes to health care and how well we are treated if we get sick or have to go to hospital.
As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.
Artificial intelligence is surrounded by fear and mystery because very few understand its inner workings. But it's actually rather intuitive and far simpler than it seems.