Bees are the mathematical geniuses of the insect world. These tiny buzzers can not only do simple arithmetic, but new research said they can also associate symbols to numbers.
Animals June 5, 2019
Karen Uhlenbeck, an American mathematician, was named the 2019 Abel Prize winner. She is the first woman to receive the prestigious award that is regarded as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
March 19, 2019
Google honored mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß for what would have been his 241st birthday with a Google Doodle. Gauß created a legacy that included numerous mathematical and scientific discoveries.
Google April 30, 2018
Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal, has died at the age of 40. She is survived by her husband and daughter.
July 16, 2017
A trio of brilliant mathematicians just solved a decade-old puzzle, producing the world's largest mathematical proof ever. Here is how they accomplished this feat.
Geek June 2, 2016
A man solving a math equation on board an aircraft sparked fear and delayed a 41-minute flight by more than two hours. The culprit? A fellow passenger who couldn't distinguish code-like 'scribbles' from real math equations.
Life & Style May 9, 2016
A Macalester College associate professor and his undergraduate student applied Network Science to George R.R. Martin's 'A Storm of Swords' to determine who is statistically the main character of the book.
Geek April 1, 2016
Years after revealing his 'stunning' proof on a 300-year-old mathematical mystery, an Oxford professor on Tuesday was awarded with the prestigious 2016 Abel Prize. The professor’s achievement is pivotal for academics as it has opened new doors for mathematics.
March 16, 2016
Mathematicians were able to discover a pattern for prime numbers, which have long been recognized as very random. The discovery increases the understanding of prime number behavior and may contribute to other long-standing mathematical problems.
March 15, 2016
Stephen Hawking never forgot the person who inspired him to love math. Thanks to Dikran Tahta, a British mathematician, the physicist is who he is today.
Society March 10, 2016
Integrating physical activities into math and spelling lessons may boost learning among middle-schoolers, a new Dutch study revealed. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that support the benefits of exercise.
Life February 24, 2016
The UN aims to bring awareness to gender inequality and give women the credit they deserve for their accomplishments by celebrating the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday.
Internet February 11, 2016
Finger tracing can help children score better in math, according to experts. In a new study, students who trace certain math problems using their fingers were found to be able to solve them more quickly and easily.
Society January 31, 2016
Want a challenge? You may want to try this: experts say that it would take more than four months for a person to pronounce the largest Mersenne prime number ever found, which has over 22 million digits.
January 21, 2016
A computer at the University of Central Missouri has discovered the world's longest prime number — and it's 22 million characters long.
January 20, 2016
The laws of nature that govern the luminosity of stars or the flow of the Nile River are the same forces behind the mutation of tumors, a new study in London revealed. Experts believe this could someday help predict how cancers grow and develop in individual patients.
Life January 20, 2016
Mathematicians from the University of Liverpool used the monohedral disc-tiling technique to come up with unique ways to slice a pizza.
Animals January 18, 2016
Previously, mathematicians came up with the monohedral disc tiling, a pizza slicing method that yields 12 identically shaped portions. Now Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley tweaked the technique to come up with the perfect way to slice pizza.
January 9, 2016
Math problems can make you cry but math can also measure just how funny a word is. Researchers found humor is linked to improbability.
Society December 6, 2015
Chocolate fountains have a falling sheet of chocolate that flows inwards instead of straight downward. A mathematics student explained the physics behind this phenomenon.
December 1, 2015
A Nigerian professor claims that he was able to solve a 156-year-old math problem that has baffled a generation of scholars. The professor was said to have investigated and corrected previous misinterpretations to come up with the solution.
November 18, 2015
Everyone gets baffled by Mathematics questions but for one particular kid, what's more baffling is why so many fruits are invloved. See if you can solve the questions yourselves.
Internet Culture October 27, 2015
The mathematician famous for his work on game theory and its application in economics was killed along with his wife in a taxi accident. The couple was returning to their Princeton, New Jersey home after visiting Norway where Nash had been awarded another prize.
Society May 25, 2015
Have you lost sleep trying to figure out when Cheryl's birthday is? Well, here's how to solve the math problem that is sweeping the Internet.
Internet Culture April 15, 2015
In case you hadn't noticed, today's Google doodle celebrates what would have been the 133rd birthday of Emmy Noether, a brilliant mathematician often lauded by her peers, including Albert Einstein.
Internet Culture March 23, 2015
Walsall's Esther Okade loves 'Frozen,' playing with her dolls, and studying for her degree at Open University. She hopes to one day earn her doctorate and run a bank.
Society February 24, 2015
A new mathematical model developed by a team of researchers at MIT can predict exactly how wrinkle patterns take form on curved surfaces and shapes, including fingerprints, raisins and brains.
February 3, 2015
Number lines are not just for students. Baby chicks use them the same way we do, a new study has found.
Earth/Environment February 1, 2015
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill physics professor Laura Mersini-Houghton recently looked at the mathematics governing black holes and deduced that the numbers don't add up, suggesting that black holes don't actually exist.
Geek September 25, 2014
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman - and Iranian - to win the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."
August 16, 2014
Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first women to win "Nobel Prize" of mathematics. Achievement called "hugely symbolic" in male-dominated field.
Life August 13, 2014
Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani makes history by becoming the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award given in mathematics, in honor of her contributions to understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces.
Internet Culture August 13, 2014
It’s possible! People good with numbers are also good with words, as discovered by a team of scientists who looked into genetic influences. Here’s what they further discovered.
Life July 20, 2014
Math and language skills can be inherited, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.
July 15, 2014
A math strategy more than a hundred years old and considered too time-consuming to be useful in the modern world gets a fresh new update and can become very useful in the world of computer simulations.
July 1, 2014
Math technique developed a century and a half ago gets revved up for use in the age of computers. Researchers say their tweak makes it 200 times faster.
July 1, 2014
Cutting cake may seem like a standard task in everyday life, but a group of mathematicians believe they have re-discovered an old way of maximizing freshness.
June 19, 2014
Jason Pudgett developed remarkable mathematical abilities after an attack in 2002. But are they here to stay?
Life May 7, 2014
Rock-paper-scissors is an ancient game. Now, it appears there may be a pattern to the way people play Here's how to win (almost) every time.
May 3, 2014
Monkeys are able to count and perform arithmetic, according to a recent study. They are not the only animal with a taste for math.
April 24, 2014
Pi Day is now in it's 27th year. How are people celebrating this 'nerdy' day?
Animals March 14, 2014
A new study suggests that an infant's innate sense of number is a good gauge of how their math abilities in the future.
Life October 24, 2013