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2023’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Math
In 2023, mathematicians improved bounds on Ramsey numbers, a central measure of order in graphs; found a new aperiodic monotile; and discovered a new upper bound to the size of sets without 3-term arithmetic progressions.
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Claudia de Rham: “Gravity Is the Law That Makes Everything Happen”
Claudia de Rham explains why gravity is so fundamental to our understanding of everything in the universe.
Liz MacDonald on the strangest auroras in the world.
Liz MacDonald discusses what more people should know about the auroras.
James Maynard Solves the Hardest Easy Math Problems
James Maynard talks about why he’s obsessed with prime numbers.
Epidemiologist Tara Smith Answers Coronavirus Questions
Highlights from Tara C. Smith’s live YouTube event on May 1, 2020, in which she answered reader questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pincelli Hull Explains What Killed Off the Dinosaurs
Evidence from the oceans decisively shows that an asteroid strike caused the last mass extinction, argues Pincelli Hull. The cataclysm continues to hold lessons for today.