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Bees Are The First Known Insect To Understand The Concept Of Numerical Symbols

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

Founder Of Modern Geometric Analysis Karen Uhlenbeck Honored With Abel Prize

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 Doodle Celebrates Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß’s 241st Birthday

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 Mathematics' Fields Medal, Dies At 40

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

Largest Math Proof In The World Solved In 2 Days, 200 Terabytes In Size

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

Airline Passenger Solving Math Equation Sparks Terrorism Fear, Delays Flight

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

It’s A Numbers Game: Mathematicians Use Statistical Analysis To Find Real ‘Game Of Thrones’ Main Character

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

Oxford Professor Receives Abel Prize For Solving 300-Year-Old Mathematical Mystery

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 Discover Pattern In 'Random' Prime Numbers

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 Pays Tribute To Teacher Who Made Him Appreciate Math

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

Exercise During Math, Spelling Lessons Boosts Learning In Schoolchildren

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

International Day Of Women In STEM Celebrates The Success Of Females In The Sciences

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

Want Your Kids To Do Better In Math? Have Them Trace Math Problems With A Finger

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

Largest Prime Number Takes More Than 100 Days To Pronounce: Other Fun Facts About Numbers

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

After 20 Years, A Research Organization Has Discovered Largest Prime Number In Existence

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

Cancer Evolution Follows Natural Laws, Study Suggests

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 Invent Infinite Ways To Slice Pizza

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

This Is The Perfect Way To Slice Pizza, According To Mathematicians

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

Mathematical Model Quantifies How Funny A Word Is

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

Math Student Unveils Physics Behind Chocolate Fountain

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

Nigerian Professor Cracks Solution To 156-year-old Math Problem

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

Smart Talking Kid Proves That Math Makes No Sense - Where Are Those Apples Coming From? [Video]

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

John Nash, Nobel Laureate And Subject Of 'A Beautiful Mind,' Dies In Car Crash

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

When Is Cheryl's Birthday? How To Solve The Viral Math Problem

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

Google Doodle Honors Emmy Noether, The Woman Einstein Called 'A Creative Mathematical Genius'

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

10-Year-Old Math Prodigy To Attend Open University

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

MIT Develops Mathematical Theory To Explain How Wrinkles Form

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

Baby Chicks Can Count Too! From Left To Right

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

Physics professor says black holes are mathematically impossible

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

Iranian mathematician wins Fields medal: A First

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman - and Iranian - to win the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."

August 16, 2014

First woman wins prestigious Fields Medal for math achievements

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

A female mathematician wins the Fields Medal for the first time

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

Poor in math, reading comprehension? Perhaps, blame the genes

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

Are you a math wiz? Thank your genes

Math and language skills can be inherited, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

July 15, 2014

Johns Hopkins researchers prove Jacobi iterative math method is not slow

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

Jacobi iterative math strategy gets a makeover and speed infusion

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

Science 101: How to cut cake perfectly

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

Victim of violent attack transforms into math genius: What doctors are saying

Jason Pudgett developed remarkable mathematical abilities after an attack in 2002. But are they here to stay?

Life May 7, 2014

There's a science behind winning rock-paper-scissors game, Chinese scientists claim

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 pretty good at math: What about other animals?

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: What's so irrational about that?

Pi Day is now in it's 27th year. How are people celebrating this 'nerdy' day?

Animals March 14, 2014

Math skills develop as early as infancy

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

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