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How to safely reopen offices, schools and other public spaces while keeping people six feet apart comes down to a question mathematicians have been studying for centuries.
Neuroscientists could use brain waves to spur immune cells into action against the disease — but the process is almost too fantastic to believe.
Sizing up patternless sets is hard, so mathematicians rely on simple bounds to help answer their questions.
How does experience alter our perceptions? This adapted book excerpt from We Know It When We See It describes how the brain’s visual system rewires itself to make the best use of its neural resources.
Finding the best way to approximate the ever-elusive irrational numbers pits the infinitely large against the infinitely small.