# Tag: Mathematics

### What is Pi (π) and what is it good for?

If you're not a fan of straight lines, you'll love Pi.

### Scientists find no difference in math ability in the brains of boys and girls

The findings suggest that gender differences in math are socially-induced rather than innately biological.

### This AI invents unique math we’ve never seen before

The researchers were inspired by Srinivasa Ramanujan who made 6,165 conjectures before he died at 32.

### Solved for 42: long-lasting math problem finally gets its answer

42 may or may not be the answer to everything -- but it's definitely a solution for this math problem.

### How simple subtractions can stump even mathematicians — and why that matters for understanding our brains

Don't let your brain put real-life information into math problems.

### New mathematical model describes the growth pattern of plant leaves

The beauty of math is embedded in nature.

### Karen Uhlenbeck officially receives the Abel Prize — the first woman ever to do so

We need more kings awarding prizes to people in STEM.

### Who is Karen Uhlenbeck — the First Female Recipient of the Abel Prize

She brought a new understanding of mathematics, while helping to change a corrosive culture in academia.

### Time travel Anime inspires solution to puzzling math problem

An anime math problem? My favorite.

### Renowned mathematician Michael Atiyah claims to have solved the Riemann Hypothesis

A problem that turned out to have more sides than initially thought.

### Renowned mathematician claims “simple” solution to 160-year-old problem

This could be huge.

### The most delicious math problem there is: The Incompatible Food Triad

Can you find the solution to this delicious math problem?

### The longest straight-line path on Earth is a 20,000-miles ocean journey

It all started with an intriguing post on Reddit.

### There are 15 possible ways to cover a floor with pentagonal tiles

Who would have guessed tiling is so complex?

### “Nothing” changed: ancient Indian text pushes the history of zero back 500 years

As far as modern tech and know-how is concerned, zero is the hero.

### Laws of mathematics don’t apply here, says Australian PM

"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."

### How to Create Beautiful Images With Thousands of Circles

Art and science go hand in hand.

### Mathematicians use their skills to find the perfect cup of coffee

It's all in the grain size.

### Struggling with math? You might have what scientists call a ‘math disability’

You now have a new excuse for failing math.

### Using Mathematical Functions to Create Stunning Animations

Mathematics is a very powerful tool to create beautiful works of art.

### Weapons of math destruction: plane delayed because university professor was writing equations

No matter how bad you are at math, you should be able to recognize an equation when you see it, ...

### If you’re left-handed, you may be a bit better at math

If you're left-handed, some of the simplest and most mundane things can be an ordeal. Scissors are awful, musical instruments ...

### Finally, a new pentagon shape that tiles in a plane

Both bathroom decorators and mathematicians have a reason to rejoice (how often does that happen?). Using a computer algorithm, a ...

### Is there really a mathematical formula that predicts happy relationships?

In a recent TED talk, Hannah Fry outlines a mathematical formula that predicts long-lasting relationships. In her recent book, The ...

### Book Review: ‘Mathematics Without Apologies’

Mathematics is considered a problematic vocation, because, let's face it, mathematicians can be weird. But that's mostly because people don't ...

### If you fold an A4 sheet of paper 103 times its thickness will roughly be the size of the Universe

Whaaaat? It's just a matter of math, really. Fold an A4 once and it will be twice as thick, fold ...

### Mathematician may have revolutionized the theory of numbers… but nobody understands his proof

Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University, Japan claims he has proven the ABC conjecture, one of the longest standing mysteries of ...

### How one single sheepdog herds a flock of one hundred – mystery solved

Researchers at Swansea University, UK and Uppsala University in Sweden built a mathematical model that explains how one single sheepdog ...

### Iranian is the first woman to win prestigious math award

Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain: the ...

### Monkeys can do math, study proves

Photo: PNAS It's long been supposed that monkeys are capable of mental arithmetics, but it was only recently that this ...

### The Formula that Could Destroy Chess Forever

photo credit: Mukumbura Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and India’s Viswanathan Anand are duking it out in the world championship, apparently, without ...

### Cited paper suggesting a ‘ratio for a good life’ exposed as nonsense by amateur psychologist

A 52-year-old, part-time graduate student with no previous training in psychology and little training in math aside from high-school has ...

### Origin of life needs some serious rethinking, researchers argue

Scientists trying to pinpoint the origin of life have been looking at it the wrong way, a new study claims. ...

### Math anxiety is similar to experiencing physical pain, brain study finds

For many of us, mathematics comes with a feeling of anxiety, not while actually performing math, but beforehand in anticipation. ...

### Papers riddled with math put some scientists off

You're not the only that doesn't like math, it seems. A new study from scientists at Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences ...

### Fourier transformation optimized algorithm turns fast into superfast

The Fourier transformation is arguably the most important algorithm in information technology, with immense applications as well  in optics, signal ...

### Mathematician solves sudoku dilema: 17 minimum clues for a solution

One of my favorite past times is filling sudoku puzzles. There's something about this seemingly simple, yet challenging, dance of ...

### Spacial reasoning gender gap disappears in female-dominant cultures

Currently, only about 30% percent of the total scientific workforce is comprised of female scientists. Thousands of years of cultural ...

### The Futurama theorem

In case you don't know, Futurama is a popular science fiction - I highly recommend it, as a matter of ...

### Girls aren’t good at math: the stereotype

Girls like pink, boys like blue. Girls have long hair, boys have short hair. And so on, so on - ...

### Are chicks natural-born mathematicians?

Don't imagine a yellow, puffy golden chick doing complicated equations (as awesome as that would be) as it would be ...

### How aztecs did the math

The Aztecs were the dominant civilization in Mexico for several hundred years, when their "reign" was stopped by the Spanish ...

### The math behind a snowflake

Snowflakes have fascinated most of us since the beggining of time. They say that there are no two snowflakes alike ...