While mathematics gives us elegant explanations for many physical phenomena, real-world situations often require us to scramble through dense numerical thickets.

Summer sea ice could vanish later this decade, with disastrous consequences. It all depends on the physics of ice.

The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains why he wanted to share intimate conversations with leading researchers from diverse fields in his new podcast.

Hosted by Steven Strogatz, *The Joy of x* podcast opens a window into the inner worlds of top-tier scientists and mathematicians while shining light on universal themes like creativity, collaboration or navigating professional challenges.

The dendritic arms of some human neurons can perform logic operations that once seemed to require whole neural networks.

A startling experimental discovery about how fluids behave started a wave of important mathematical proofs.

The laws of physics stay the same no matter one’s perspective. Now this idea is allowing computers to detect features in curved and higher-dimensional space.

No one knows how to find the smallest shape that can cover all other shapes of a certain width. But high school geometry is getting us closer to an answer.

Giant blobs nestled deep in the Earth may influence everything from the structure of island chains to mass-extinction events.

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