### Are the high-rolling quants of horse racing our friends or foes?

From Wall Street to politics, quantitative analysts (or quants) are revolutionizing much of the world. Nowadays, that even includes horse racing.

From Wall Street to politics, quantitative analysts (or quants) are revolutionizing much of the world. Nowadays, that even includes horse racing.

May 20, 2016
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Symmetry appears readily in nature: on the petals of a sunflower or the spires of a snowflake. But not all symmetries are alike. Flip a square horizontally, vertically, or diagonally – these are reflectional symmetries ...

May 17, 2016
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A team of more than 80 mathematicians from 12 countries has begun charting the terrain of rich, new mathematical worlds, and sharing their discoveries on the Web. The mathematical universe is filled with both familiar and ...

May 10, 2016
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A Seattle seventh grader has won the national math bee.

May 10, 2016
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Dockers and Eagles fans could improve their team's on-field chances by yelling out to the players to pass the ball, according to a new complex mathematical network theory.

May 09, 2016
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According to the Vision Council of America, roughly 75% of adults in the United States require some form of vision correction. Yet only 10% of Americans wear contact lenses. Studies estimate that one in four initial contact-users ...

May 04, 2016
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Studying the way that solitary hunters such as tigers, bears or sea turtles chase down their prey turns out to be very useful in understanding the interaction between individual white blood cells and colonies of bacteria. ...

Apr 28, 2016
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Let's say you're trying to pinpoint when a particular past event occurred, but your best possible estimate puts it only within a span of 10,000 years. Now imagine if something could shrink that window of "when" to just 30 ...

Apr 27, 2016
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The hunt for p-values less than 0.05 has left many of science's roadways riddled with potholes.

Apr 26, 2016
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Mathematics

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EU researchers have applied game theory in order to develop new ways of efficiently controlling complex systems such as heating and power.

Apr 25, 2016
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