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The 12 days of Pascal's triangular Christmas

One of the most magical aspects of mathematics is the ability for complex and intricate structures to emerge from the simplest of rules. Few mathematical objects are simpler to create – and few weave such a variety of ...

dateDec 20, 2013 in Mathematics
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Rethinking the roots of altruism

For decades, researchers working to understand how altruistic behavior evolved have relied on a concept known as inclusive fitness, which holds that organisms receive an evolutionary benefit—and are able to pass on their ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Mathematics
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