Math
How Pythagoras turned math into a tool for understanding reality
Reality was made of numbers, Pythagoras said, and he employed numbers to explain the “harmony of the heavens.”
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Reality was made of numbers, Pythagoras said, and he employed numbers to explain the “harmony of the heavens.”
New research suggests the shared geometry of salt flats from Death Valley to Iran comes from fluid flows underground.
New experiments confirm that complex patterns in plants emerge from a model proposed by mathematician Alan Turing.
After half a century, mathematicians succeed in finding an ‘einstein,’ a shape that forms a tiled pattern that never repeats.
The universe tells us slowly rotating black holes are stable. A nearly 1,000-page proof confirms it.
Jumping beans use randomness to maximize their chances of getting out of the sun’s heat, a new study finds.
Science News spoke with a metrologist about the metric system’s latest update, which will help scientists interpret exceedingly big and small numbers.
Cryptographer Huijia Lin showed that the long-sought “indistinguishability obfuscation” is secure from data attacks.
“Voronoi” geometric patterns found in sea urchin skeletons yield strong yet lightweight structures that could inspire the creation of new materials.
The fastest way to cook a burger involves flipping the patty about three to four times, a mathematician says.
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