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Three mathematicians have resolved a fundamental question about straight paths on the 12-sided Platonic solid.
A powerful technique called SAT solving could work on the notorious Collatz conjecture. But it’s a long shot.
Studies suggest that self-disseminating vaccines could prevent the “spillover” of animal viruses into humans as pandemic diseases.
Physicists have identified an algebraic structure underlying the messy mathematics of particle collisions. Some hope it will lead to a more elegant theory of the natural world.