In a world seemingly filled with chaos, physicists have discovered new forms of synchronization and are learning how to predict and control them.
Just how fast can the fastest human run? This adapted book excerpt from Infinite Powers reveals how calculus helps us investigate the nature of motion and change.
Two new studies show that the brain’s navigation system changes how it represents physical space to reflect personal experience.
All descriptions of change are a unique blend of chance and determinism, according to the sweeping mathematical proof of the “weak Pinsker conjecture.”
A number theorist with programming prowess has found a solution to 33 = x³ + y³ + z³, a much-studied equation that went unsolved for 64 years.
Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception.
Puzzle solvers used “imaginary” numbers to solve a real world problem: finding long-lost treasure.