Math
Geometry can shape our world in unexpected but useful ways
This math, and the geometers who use it, can solve problems from how to stack oranges to designing better vaccines.
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This math, and the geometers who use it, can solve problems from how to stack oranges to designing better vaccines.
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There are still many mysteries about numbers, shapes and other aspects of math that have yet to be solved.
Prime numbers’ unique quality — being divisible only by themselves and one — makes them useful for encrypting secret information.
Turning to paper and scissors helped one mathematician finally figure out just how short the twisted loops can be.
These numbers may not be “real,” but they sure aren’t make-believe.
During nest building, these insects add five- and seven-sided cells in pairs. This helps their colony fit together hexagonal cells of different sizes.
Chaos can help scientists explore subjects from climate change to human brains. Learn about the theory behind this field of science.
New research into the behavior of moving groups of people adds to decades of study on the wisdom of crowds.
A parabola is a U-shaped curve, where every point along that curve is the same distance from another point and a line.
Ellipse describes the shapes of planetary orbits around their stars and explains the wacky acoustic phenomenon of “whispering chambers.”