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Three physicists stumbled across an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.

Mathematicians have figured out exactly how many moves it takes to randomize a 15 puzzle.

Looking for answers in infinite space is hard. High school math can help narrow your search.

New work on the problem of “scissors congruence” explains when it’s possible to slice up one shape and reassemble it as another.

Researchers have discovered a surprising mathematical relationship in the brain’s representations of sensory information, with possible applications to AI research.

A major advance toward solving the 60-year-old sunflower conjecture is shedding light on how order begins to appear as random systems grow in size.

Playing with a simple bean machine illustrates how deterministic laws can produce probabilistic, random-seeming behavior.

Two monumental works have led many mathematicians to avoid the equal sign. The process has not always gone smoothly.

Researchers finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. But what does that really mean?

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