### Samuel Arbesman Explains The Half-Life of Facts

In Samuel Arbesman’s new book The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date, the applied mathematician examines why in the modern…

In Samuel Arbesman’s new book The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date, the applied mathematician examines why in the modern…

A new claim could imply that a proof of one of the most important conjectures in number theory has been solved, which would be an…

By translating ten different English texts into various codes, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems found a long-range correlation…

In an effort to remove human error and fatigue from security surveillance, researchers at MIT have created a new approach using mathematics. The system can…

An international team working to understand invisibility and extend its possible applications has now devised an amplifier, “Schrödinger’s hat,” that can boost light, sound or…

A better understanding of the variety of pore sizes and spatial patterns in strata would allow for more production from underground oil reservoirs and water…

The weak Golbach conjecture states that you can break up any odd number into the sum of, at most, three prime numbers. Prime numbers cannot…

Physicists from Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences, together with colleagues from Bristol University, discovered a pattern in frozen glasses that relates to prime numbers….

Starlings, a small to medium-sized passerine bird in the family Sturnidae, achieve extraordinary coordination in flight and they behave mathematically as metals being magnetized. A…

Researchers from the University of Chicago discovered that children who play with puzzles between 26 and 46 months of age have better spatial skills when…

A research group at University of Gothenburg implemented a psychological model of human patterns in their computer program to enhance the program’s number sequence ability….

Many coin collectors start their numismatic collections with pennies, and trying to get pennies from every year within a given range. This process, while seemingly…

Researchers in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) have developed a mathematical model that gauges how fast the Apalachicola Bluffs and valleys…

According to some calculations, the Earth is losing 50,000 metric tons of mass every single year. Even though an extra 40,000 metric tons of space…

Givaudan, a Swiss flavor company, turned to MIT researchers to help them analyze their taste-test results. Since testers tend to suffer from “smell fatigue” and…

Students tend to take far from optimal ways to assimilate information, especially when it comes to exams. Scientists Tim Novikoff, Jon Kleinbert, and Steve Strogatz…

While most people think that ZIP codes were originally created randomly, there is actually an order to the US mail system. Since it turns out…

While you might just need a pencil and your brain to fill in this week’s Sudoku puzzle, an Irish mathematician used millions of hours of…