First mathematical analysis of gun policy tradeoff emphasizes need for more data
Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?
Why moderate beliefs rarely prevail
To dial, perchance to group: Statistical analysis reveals clustered telephony patterns
Statistician suggests raising statistical standards to reduce amount of non-reproducible studies
Medal model predicts Winter Olympics leaders
Sochi on the Black Sea coast in Russia will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 which country will win what number of medals is open to debate. A study published in the International Jo ...
Encryption is less secure than we thought
Information theory—the discipline that gave us digital communication and data compression—also put cryptography on a secure mathematical foundation. Since 1948, when the paper that created information theory first appear ...
Forget perfect pizzas, here are four things simple maths really can help you with
Newspapers recently reported that a mathematician has created an equation for the perfect pizza. It does not take much to spot that this was not exactly serious research. Not only was the study commissioned by Pizza Express, it is also the latest in a long line o ...
New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers
Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies
The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence ...