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Mathematician set to publish ABC proof almost no one understands

Richard Harding / Alamy Stock PhotoIt is a mathematical epic five years in the making. In 2012, Shinichi Mochizuki at Kyoto University in Japan...

There Are Huge Obstacles To Casting A Ballot In Alabama’s Special...

The last-minute push to focus on voter turnout in the Alabama special election for a U.S. Senate seat has brought the state's restrictive voting...

The Soviet genius who tried to beat capitalism at its own...

Howard Sochurek/The Life Picture Collection/GettyIN THE summer of 1959, Sokolniki Park in Moscow played host to a glitzy exhibition showcasing the shiniest of American...

This Mathematician Lost Five Years of Work-And Reconstructed It All

"Nadie te quita lo bailado." (No one can take from you what you've danced.)For Federico Ardila, this Latin American expression epitomizes his approach to...

A Classic Formula For Pi Has Been Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen...

For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a...

Former Felons In Virginia Show Just How Meaningful It Is To...

RICHMOND, Va. ― LaVaughn Williams had been waiting for a long time.During Tuesday's election in Virginia, Williams had originally planned to go and vote...

The Atomic Theory of Origami

In 1970, an astrophysicist named Koryo Miura conceived what would become one of the most well-known and well-studied folds in origami: the Miura-ori. The...

This Captivating Sci-Fi Short Film Was Randomly Generated By a Computer

We wouldn't blame you for thinking that Julius Horsthuis spent weeks designing and animating his sci-fi short, , using 3D software. But as the...

Cake-cutting game theory trick could stop gerrymandering

B. Leighty / Photri Images / Alamy Stock PhotoThe method to fairly split a cake between two people is tried, tested, and mathematically...

This Math Shows How Long It’d Take Vampires to Run Out...

To vanquish a vampire, one generally employs a stake, a cross, a string of garlic, or a combination of all three. But there's one...