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Rogue waves — enigmatic giants of the sea — were thought to be caused by two different mechanisms. But a new idea that borrows from the hinterlands of probability theory has the potential to predict them all.

Promising efforts at disentangling the effects of genes and the environment on complicated traits may have been confounded by statistical problems.

Studying the structure of existing friendships in your community can help you forge the best connections when forming a new circle of friends.

The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.

The computer scientist Barbara Engelhardt develops machine-learning models and methods to scour human genomes for the elusive causes and mechanisms of disease.

A new study challenges one of the most celebrated and controversial ideas in network science.

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

When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.

A mathematician who has analyzed card shuffling for decades is tackling one final nemesis: “smooshing.”

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