### How (and Where) the Brain Analyzes Math and Language When Spoken

Math and language processed by separate networks even if heard together. Separate math and language networks segregate naturally when listeners pay attention to one type…

Math and language processed by separate networks even if heard together. Separate math and language networks segregate naturally when listeners pay attention to one type…

A UNSW mathematician has revealed the origins of applied geometry on a 3700-year-old clay tablet that has been hiding in plain sight in a museum…

A new discovery explains what determines the number and position of genetic exchanges that occur in sex cells, such as pollen and eggs in plants,…

Where does the shape of the Romanesco cauliflower come from? The mystery of the formation of one of the most peculiar plant forms — the…

Government officials and policymakers have tried to use numbers to grasp COVID-19’s impact. Figures like the number of hospitalizations or deaths reflect part of this…

Published in the journal Nature the first-ever simulation of the deep-sea Venus flower sponge and how it responds to and influences the flow of nearby…

Lauren Dreier was paging through a 19th century book by the German architect Gottfried Semper when she spotted some intriguing patterns inspired by lace. A…

Scientists prove Turing patterns, usually studied in living organisms and chemical systems, also manifest at the nanoscale in monoatomic bismuth layers. One of the things…

Statistical methods designed for cosmology reveal tomb distribution in Sudan over millennia governed by environment and social factors. Sudanese Islamic burial sites are distributed according…

Novel analysis suggests much earlier, more rapid spread of COVID-19 than confirmed cases imply. Using methods from conservation science, a new analysis suggests that the…

The magic of mathematics is particularly reflected in magic squares. Recently, quantum physicist Gemma De las Cuevas and mathematicians Tim Netzer and Tom Drescher introduced…

In mathematics, simple equations can generate a complex evolution in time and intriguing patterns in space. One famous example of this is the Mandelbrot set,…

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the importance of understanding precisely how diseases spread throughout networks of transportation. However, rigorously determining the connection between disease…

A Penn State scientist studying crystal structures has developed a new mathematical formula that may solve a decades-old problem in understanding spacetime, the fabric of…

Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and…

The evolving periodicity of the brightness of certain types of stars can now be described mathematically. Not all stars shine brightly all the time. Some…

Theoretical method can make objects invisible to a thermal camera, or mimic a different object. Can you feel the heat? To a thermal camera, which…

Recognized for contributions in number theory, algebraic geometry, topology. The voicemail was extremely unusual. It was from the director of the National Science Foundation, who…