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A little high school geometry can help you understand the basic math behind movie recommendation engines.
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.
By reconstructing prehistoric food webs and analyzing the diverse interactions of humans with other species, the ecologist Jennifer Dunne is developing a new understanding of sustainability through network science.
A scientist and programmer with a literary bent, Valeria Pettorino thinks multiple angles and diverse points of view are needed to unriddle the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
To efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits.
To assess the ocean’s health, ecology’s “rugged individualists” learned to get with the big data program.