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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.”

A potent theory has emerged explaining a mysterious statistical law that arises throughout physics and mathematics.