The rules, number of players and number of games in a season can all affect how much skill determines a season's winner.
Squared squares are made up from smaller squares of different sizes, with no repeats. You'd think we'd have found an example a long long time ago, but not so.
And he's bringing out the big guns: compressed air and math.
One of nature's most clever math-driven phenomena is illustrated beautifully in this simulation of fireflies by Nicky Case.
You've likely probably been laboring under the impression that your life is full of uninteresting moments. But reader, you'd be wrong, because every minute of your life has, technically, been interesting — and there's proof.
Ben Sparks explains the strange phenomenon of "attractors" that arise in seemingly random systems.
Just because it's an "unknown problem that no one was looking for a solution for," doesn't mean it isn't also utterly captivating.
Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts.
Dr. James Maynard, a mathematician and leading figure in recent progress on the Twin Prime Conjecture, explains his field of study.
The grading method a teacher uses says a lot about how they think about their students.
When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.
The Collatz Conjecture is seemingly impossible to solve with our current mathematical tools, but simple to understand.
Skeptics of the program point to cultural differences between British and Chinese schools. Some say that students in the UK are unused to the rigor and long classroom hours experienced by Chinese students.
And, to be fair, we don't know many people whose couches look like old-school telephones, either.
Remember the video from an Australian construction site of bricks falling like dominoes into one position, then settling flat back the other way? Let Matt Parker, another Australian, explain why bricks fall that way.
The four color theorem states there are no maps that need five colors. In order to test that claim, mathematicians had to stop thinking about maps and start thinking about networks. They also had to stop doing the thinking themselves.
Robert Lang is quite the renaissance man. Having worked at NASA developing optoelectronics, he left his career of twenty-three years to become a preeminent figure in the world of origami.
Thanks to new listening habits, artists are assuming the roles of creator and curator.
Even if you're not a "wicked smarht" kid from South Boston, you can do it too.
And by mathematician, we mean undergraduate at Princeton majoring in math. Casandra Monrow explains the mathemagic behind the simple number triangle.
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