If a forest is burning and we don’t know what’s responsible, does it have a cause?
Computer code serves as a useful analogy for what our genes do, but the complexity and messiness of life go well beyond simple analogies and mathematical models.
Can a set of simple instructions produce complex, three-dimensional living structures?
When our brains don’t have a good intuition for reasoning with numbers, explicit probabilistic thinking can lead to improved decision-making.
When faced with a difficult decision, should you go with your gut or carefully calculate the attendant risks?
A method for estimating distances in sailing and astrophysics helps explain why riding on buses and boats can make us nauseous.
What does measuring distances in sailing and astrophysics have to with motion sickness?
This holiday season, catch up on science and math news while solving our year-end crossword.
How well does the Nash equilibrium concept from game theory map to the real world?
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