Don't worry – there are only 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 configurations.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
Special relativity was inspired, but it took true genius to conceive of general relativity. Had Einstein not come up with it, it may have taken decades for us to figure it out.
More students are taking Advanced Placement calculus in high school. They may be learning techniques for solving certain problems at the expense of the mathematical foundations they need to advance.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the 20th century. His story is told in the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity, screening tonight in selected cinemas in Australia.
Some public schools have switched to a four-day school week. What does it change?
When you see a repeating pattern, your mind easily imagines it continuing to infinity. There are mathematical rules behind the intriguing visuals.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
Both have been much maligned by parents who felt like they couldn't help their kids with basic math homework. But the Common Core could help with conceptual understanding and math intuition.
Maths is all around us. Let children hunt for it.
Mathematicians are a secret weapon when it comes to preparing for outbreaks of diseases like Ebola.
Biology can only tell you so much about the workings of the brain. To understand how we think and remember things you need he help of a mathematician.
Poetry is at the heart of technology. Did not Pythagoras find the connections between beautiful music and mathematics?
Math isn’t prejudiced, goes the argument. But these arithmetic programs can learn bias from the data fed into them by human beings, leading to unfair treatment and discrimination.
Smartphones double as calculators and are attached to our hip 24/7. Does the ubiquitous access to calculators affect our ability to do maths in our heads like we used to?
The gerrymandered district has been part of the US political landscape for two centuries. Impartial math suggests several methods for drawing fair, competitive congressional districts.
To create accurate models that predict how ice sheets and oceans will react to changing climate, modelers need precise current data. One researcher heads to the ends of the earth to collect just that.
A little mathematics reveals whether the government really did 'play god' with the Vietnam draft, as suggested by former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fisher.
People shouldn't let these tricky puzzlers reinforce their misguided notion that they stink at math.
Mathematics and cooking can both be about problem solving, excitement, aesthetics. And it's for you to decide for yourself what you like and don't like in both realms.