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Mathematicians have long pondered the reach of a grazing goat tied to a fence, only finding approximate answers until now.

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Renormalization has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years.

Mathematicians have long grappled with the reality that some problems just don’t have solutions.

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