Mathematically speaking, the Electoral College is built to virtually ensure narrow victories, making it very susceptible to manipulation and disinformation.
Without a vaccine, the cost of reaching herd immunity during a pandemic is counted in lives lost, and it won't quickly stop the virus's spread.
Some animals demonstrate an ability for mathematics that reflects a more sophisticated understanding of language.
The equation 'COVID alert level = R (rate of infection) + number of infections' simply does not add up to a number between one and five.
Christopher Havens came upon his love of math while in solitary confinement. A decade later, he published a paper on number theory in a top mathematics journal.
Improving a child's sense of numbers, and their understanding of probability, fractions, ratios, shapes and patterns, can all be incorporated into daily life or with simple games.
Testing everyone for COVID-19 isn't realistic in a country the size of the US, but there are ways to design testing systems that can catch most of the cases.
Here's one way to test more people for coronavirus with fewer resources.
The awesome power of exponential growth explained.
Exponential growth, such as in a viral epidemic, starts deceptively slowly, then quickly balloons. A mathematician explains the importance of early action and the costs of delay.
Can statistics work out who will win the various tournaments?
A major reason for poor performance in mathematics in Nigeria is that lessons in primary schools are not centred on pupils and activities.
You don't have to believe the official figures to realise that the rate of spread of the virus in Japan has been slower than in other countries.
Currently, the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is doubling about every six days. At this rate, Australia's health sector will be unable to cope.
Math is not primarily about numbers, but about thinking. It all begins with parent-child conversations about mathematical ideas.
NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
Mathematical modelling is capable of saving lives, assisting in policy and decision-making, and optimising economic growth.
As the 2020 elections near and disinformation campaigns ramp up, an expert on media literacy offers advice you can use to develop habits to exert more conscious control over your news intake.
The pioneering African-American "computer" has died aged 101.
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