Babe Ruth's home run record is 714. The first "Aaron Number" is 715 — the amount it took to best Babe's record — but the mathematical definition is a whole lot more interesting than that.
Compared to the triangle and the square, the hexagon seems to be nature's favored shape.
The case for, and against, redefining "statistical significance."
If you give everyone the same amount of money and then redistribute wealth at random, the outcome should be equitable, right? Right...?
Viruses can wreak havoc on us because they replicate themselves so darn fast. How do they do it? Hamish Todd's documentary boils it down to the same rules of math we see at play in architecture, origami and even soccer balls.
There are limits to this equation — as it applies to the observable universe and does not include neutrinos or photons — but, man, is it staggering all the same.
Robert Recorde made advances in economics, medicine, theology, and poetry. But his greatest contribution is taught to every elementary school child, and it arguably laid the groundwork for modern computer science. He invented the equals sign.
June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has led to major breakthroughs.
Mathematical physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf explains how researchers are using math and physics to unravel big questions counterintuitive to the human mind.
The question is, will the Supreme Court accept it as a standard test?
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.
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