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To efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits.

Simple math can help scheming politicians manipulate district maps and cruise to victory. But it can also help identify and fix the problem.

Voevodsky’s friends remember him as constitutionally unable to compromise on the truth — a quality that led him to produce some of the most important mathematics of the 20th century.

Puzzle solvers rediscovered a simple mathematical result of Mendelian genetics and weighed in on a Richard Dawkins metaphor.

A type of symmetry so unusual that it was called a “pariah” turns out to have deep connections to number theory.

Can you discover a simple mathematical result of Mendelian genetics that describes how genes interact with each other?

Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising link between the sizes of infinities and the complexity of mathematical theories.

To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin.

Pradeep Mutalik and Quanta readers explore an open question about prime numbers: What is the lowest valued, longest consecutive sequence of integers that are divisible by a set of prime numbers?