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How do physicists reconstruct what really happened in a particle collision? Through calculations that are so challenging that, in some cases, they simply can’t be done. Yet.

An unexpected connection has emerged between the results of physics experiments and an important, seemingly unrelated set of numbers in pure mathematics.

The same problem that caused the 2007 financial crisis also tripped up the polling data ahead of this year’s presidential election.

The results of this year’s presidential election made a mockery of analytical election forecast modelers.

*Quanta Magazine* invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.

The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?

When divvying something up, there’s more than one way to define what’s fair.

Computer scientists have come up with a bounded algorithm that can fairly divide a cake among any number of people.

The latest effort to overhaul math and science education offers a fundamental rethinking of the basic structure of knowledge. But will it be given time to work?