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Three mathematicians have resolved a fundamental question about straight paths on the 12-sided Platonic solid.

AI tools are shaping next-generation theorem provers, and with them the relationship between math and machine.

A powerful technique called SAT solving could work on the notorious Collatz conjecture. But it’s a long shot.

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.

By translating Keller’s conjecture into a computer-friendly search for a type of graph, researchers have finally resolved a problem about covering spaces with tiles.

Emperor penguins display rigorously geometric spacing and mathematical efficiency when they huddle together for warmth, which may reveal secrets to their overall health.

Two mathematicians have proved the first leg of Paul Erdős’ all-time favorite problem about number patterns.

Symplectic geometry is a relatively new field with implications for much of modern mathematics. Here’s what it’s all about.

Why do mathematicians enjoy proving the same results in different ways?