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<p>To assess the ocean’s health, ecology’s “rugged individualists” learned to get with the big data program.</p>
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Awash in Sea of Data, Ecologists Turn to Open Access Tools

To assess the ocean’s health, ecology’s “rugged individualists” learned to get with the big data program.

<p>Juggling has advanced enormously in recent decades, thanks in part to the mathematical study of possible patterns.</p>
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The Mathematics of Juggling

Juggling has advanced enormously in recent decades, thanks in part to the mathematical study of possible patterns.

<p>A new paper claims that a common digital security system could be tweaked to withstand attacks even from a powerful quantum computer.</p>
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Why Quantum Computers Might Not Break Cryptography

A new paper claims that a common digital security system could be tweaked to withstand attacks even from a powerful quantum computer.

<p>A system of seven Earth-like exoplanets appeared to be unstable. Now their orbits have been rewritten in the music of the spheres.</p>
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Exoplanet Puzzle Cracked by Jazz Musicians

A system of seven Earth-like exoplanets appeared to be unstable. Now their orbits have been rewritten in the music of the spheres.

<p>Ramsey’s theorem predicts a surprising (and useful) consistency in the organization of graphs. Here’s a simple visual proof of how it works.</p>
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A Simple Visual Proof of a Powerful Idea

Ramsey’s theorem predicts a surprising (and useful) consistency in the organization of graphs. Here’s a simple visual proof of how it works.

<p>To avoid garbled messages, mathematicians might translate them into geometric form.</p>
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How to Use a Sphere to Talk to Mars

To avoid garbled messages, mathematicians might translate them into geometric form.

<p>Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular quantum system.</p>
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Physicists Attack Math’s $1,000,000 Question

Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular quantum system.

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The French mathematician was cited </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">“for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”</span></p>
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Yves Meyer, Wavelet Expert, Wins Abel Prize

The French mathematician was cited “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”

<p>Top women in mathematics and physics discuss how they got to where they are — and why there aren’t more of them.</p>
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19 Women Leading Math and Physics

Top women in mathematics and physics discuss how they got to where they are — and why there aren’t more of them.

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