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Why beer serving sizes are so weird
The math is kind of medieval.
The T. rex ‘dynasty’ reigned for more than 125,000 generations
Only 20,000 lived at any given time, though.
It’s time to explain some game theory
The field of study is used in everything from auctions to baseball, but it’s often misunderstood, thanks to Hollywood.
Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson dies at 96
The mathematical prodigy didn’t care to stick to one subject of study—and he never bothered to get a doctorate.
The weirdest things we learned this week: doctors drinking pee and telephones made of cats
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Karen Uhlenbeck won the ‘Nobel of math’—but women are still under-represented in the field
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Tired of pie? Here are 3.14 other math holidays worth celebrating.
Pi Day is so last year.
Zero is just 1,500 years old. Before it, there was nothing.
How humans invented zero—and why some tried desperately to do without it.
How long can an event hold humanity’s attention? There’s an equation for that.
Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
Navigating our obsession with one-sided objects
Möbius strips still fascinate mathematicians.