mathematics

Math

'Math Anxiety' Is Real, and Your Teachers Are Probably to Blame

Adults have an impact on students' math anxiety, but that can change.
Samantha Cole
3.14.19
Math Bee

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.18
Books

The Forgotten Female Codebreaker Who Helped America Defeat the Nazis

Elizebeth Smith Friedman broke Nazi Enigma machines and busted South American spy rings before being written out of history by powerful men. A new biography aims to change all that.
Sirin Kale
11.14.17
Math

Mathematicians Race to Debunk German Man Who Claimed to Solve One of the Most Important Computer Science Questions of Our Time

Norbert Blum's solve for the infamous 'P vs NP' problem "passes many filters of seriousness," but does it hold up?
Daniel Mützel
8.30.17
installation art

Meet the Artists Who Want the "Pi Project" to Become the Biggest Installation in the World

Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher’s 'Pi Project' will see them track, over decades and across the globe, a near endless series of sculptures based on pi’s numerical sequence.
Kevin Holmes
3.13.17
Art

Slick Alien-Horned 3D Sculptures Seem to Spin Forever

‘BLOOMS 2’ is here to entice, astonish, and make you excited about math.
Diana Shi
1.15.17
Design

Zaha Hadid Team Turns Airflow into Architecture

A new mathematics gallery at London's Science Museum is the first permanent exhibition space designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
Kevin Holmes
12.7.16
Gaming

Data Viz Charts the Rise (And Fall) of Pokémon GO

Kirell Benzi deconstructs the hype around the viral sensation of the summer.
Casey Halter
10.24.16
Art

Algorithmic Frame "Paintings" Remove the Art, But Not The Artistry

The art of framing and math find common ground in Taylor Holland's 'Fra[mes]' series.
Diana Shi
10.22.16
Music

Minimalist Optical Patterns Emerge in Max Cooper’s New Music Video

For Max Cooper’s track “Waves,” experimental video artist Kevin McGloughlin conjures hypnotic, minimalist waveforms.
DJ Pangburn
10.14.16
Art

Figure Painting and Black Holes Collide in Vibrant Geometries

What happens when a math student/graffiti kid takes to painting?
Diana Shi
10.9.16
Numbers

Mathematicians Still Years from Verifying Nightmare 500-Page Proof

Shinichi Mochizuki's proof of the abc conjecture remains an enigma.
Michael Byrne
7.30.16
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