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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.

Mathematicians typically appreciate either generic or exceptional beauty in their work, but one type is more useful in describing the universe.

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.

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, our extensive knowledge of other coronaviruses informs our understanding.

Freeman Dyson — physicist, mathematician, writer and idea factory — died on February 28, but his vitality lives on.

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.

Zoonotic diseases like influenza and many coronaviruses start out in animals, but their biological machinery often enables them to jump to humans.