After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes
The work of the Greek polymath Plato has kept millions of people busy for millennia. A few among them have been mathematicians who have obsessed about Platonic solids, a class of geometric forms that are ...
New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers
Automated method beats critics in picking great movies
Don't rely on the Academy Awards next month if you are seeking to know whether the movies deemed great today will survive the test of time.
Statistical physics algorithm helps basketball fans fill out NCAA bracket
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 ...
Statistician suggests raising statistical standards to reduce amount of non-reproducible studies
To build a cooperative society, is it better to punish or reward?
Mathematician proves there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers less than 70 million units apart
Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data'
Big Data is everywhere, and we are constantly told that it holds the answers to almost any problem we want to solve. Companies collect information on how we shop, doctors and insurance companies gather our ...
Researchers devise method to study network resistance to random failures based on 'random walks'
Winning While Losing: New Strategy Solves 'Two-Envelope' Paradox
Can a formula predict the outcome of a soccer match?
Fermat's Last Theorem, more can be proved more simply: Professor steers field toward a numbers-only proof
Fermat's Last Theorem—the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions— went unsolved for nearly 350 years until Oxford mathematician Andrew Wiles created a proof in 1995. Now, Case Western Reserve University's ...