Founder of geometric analysis honored with Abel Prize By Allyn JacksonMar. 19, 2019 Karen Uhlenbeck is first woman to receive the honor
This dizzying labyrinth will host next year’s party for math’s ‘Nobel’ prize By Allyn JacksonOct. 9, 2018 New maze mimics mathematical patterns in nature and the ancient world
Skepticism surrounds renowned mathematician’s attempted proof of 160-year-old hypothesis By Frankie SchembriSep. 24, 2018 The Riemann hypothesis, a formula related to the distribution of prime numbers, has remained unsolved for more than a century
Why do your knuckles crack? Engineers say they finally figured it out By Katie LanginMar. 29, 2018 A new study figured out the source of the knuckle-cracking sound using mathematical formulas
Are we in the middle of a long peace—or on the brink of a major war? By Michael PriceFeb. 21, 2018 Study uses history, statistics to see whether our current era of harmony is an anomaly
Online tool calculates reproducibility scores of PubMed papers By Dalmeet Singh ChawlaJan. 22, 2018 But some experts question whether the methodology is sound
Nearly 100 scientists spent 2 months on Google Docs to redefine the p-value. Here’s what they came up with By Jop de VriezeJan. 18, 2018 A radical proposal would let researchers decide what constitutes significance
Fields Medal was never meant for ‘the greatest mathematical genius’ By Michael PriceJan. 16, 2018 Unearthed letters suggest award committee favored promise and youth over star power
This ancient Babylonian tablet may contain the first evidence of trigonometry By Ron CowenAug. 24, 2017 New finding would unseat the Greeks as the creators of the discipline
Mapping Mexico’s hidden graves By Lizzie WadeJun. 26, 2017 Statistical model could guide future searches for the disappeared
World’s lakes are much shallower than thought, mathematical analysis suggests By Adrian ChoMar. 17, 2017 If true, lakes produce more heat-trapping methane than previously estimated
Quantum computer learns to ‘see’ trees By Jane C. HuMar. 8, 2017 D-Wave takes on machine learning problem of computer vision
Brainlike computers are a black box. Scientists are finally peering inside By Jackie SnowMar. 7, 2017 Researchers are trying to untangle the inner workings of neural networks
A simple explanation of mysterious space-stretching ‘dark energy?’ By Adrian ChoJan. 10, 2017 Could the stuff that's blowing up the cosmos arise because energy is not conserved?
Hey scientists, how much of your publication success is due to dumb luck? By John BohannonNov. 3, 2016 Papers are like “lottery tickets,” researchers conclude
The Cubs’ curse is over, but there’s an 80% chance another team will have the same bad luck By Adrian ChoNov. 3, 2016 Simple statistics suggest some other team has already embarked on a centurylong drought