Math and Computer Science in the News

Monday, December 06, 2021
How Facebook shapes your feed –Facebook’s news feed algorithm; how exactly does it work, and what makes it so influential?
Full Story... - The Washington Post

Monday, November 22, 2021
5 ways sorting Halloween candy can help children develop mathematics skills - Thinking back on Halloween, were you a “dump all your candy into one bowl” child? Or did you enjoy meticulously sorting your treats into a post-Halloween candy store and trading with others?
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, November 08, 2021
Run the Numbers: Exploring the Math Behind Any N.F.L. Team’s Playoff Chances - Are you a football fan? Do you have a favourite football team? Do you think it has a shot at making the playoffs this year? Off the top of your head, if you had to give a percentage, what would you say its chances were?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, October 18, 2021
Mathematician Answers Chess Problem About Attacking Queens - If you have a few chess sets at home, try the following exercise: Arrange eight queens on a board so that none of them are attacking each other. If you succeed once, can you find a second arrangement? A third? How many are there?
Full Story... - QuantaMaGazine

Friday, October 08, 2021
Being good at maths might help you become great at sports – Emma Raducanu showed us why - Ever wondered what being a tennis champ and loving math have in common? Maybe more than you’d think!
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, May 31, 2021
Auxin makes the spirals in gerbera inflorescences follow the Fibonacci sequence - Fibonacci in nature, yet again!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Mathematicians find core mechanism to calculate tipping points - Riding the wave, Covid or ocean.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 26, 2021
Early-warning for seizures could be a game-changer for epilepsy patients - Knowing when a seizure will happen, how fantastic would that be?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, April 19, 2021
Cybersecurity pioneers win mathematics Abel Prize - How safe is cyberspace? It is safer through the work of these people.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 12, 2021
Classic math conundrum solved: Superb algorithm for finding the shortest route - You can’t get there from here! Yes, you can, and quickly too.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, April 05, 2021
After cracking the 'sum of cubes' puzzle for 42, researchers discover a new solution for 3 - With a nod to Douglas Adams.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, March 29, 2021
Engineers place molecule-scale devices in precise orientation - Nanotechnology is amazing, but this is mind-blowing.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, March 22, 2021
In response to Stephen Colbert, professor says 'spice it up' - When we make a mathematical mistake, likely it has been made before, possibly by someone famous.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, March 15, 2021
Mathematical modeling suggests kids half as susceptible to COVID-19 as adults - Maybe we already knew this, but now it has some support.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, March 08, 2021
The Ramanujan Machine: Researchers have developed a 'conjecture generator' that creates mathematical conjectures - Using Artificial Intelligence to make conjectures about mathematics. Cool!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, March 01, 2021
Solving complex physics problems at lightning speed - From 20 years to an hour! That’s improvement!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, February 22, 2021
A mathematical framework enables accurate characterization of shapes -  Describing shapes, a mathematical approach.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, February 08, 2021
A Mathematician Has Finally Solved the Infamous Goat Problem - Have a problem with your goat? Read on!
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Monday, February 01, 2021
Data-driven rating system makes it easier to select sports teams - Just in time for the Super Bowl! Which team will you pick?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 25, 2021
COVID-19 'super-spreading' events play outsized role in overall disease transmission - What makes a “super spreader”? There is math in that.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, January 18, 2021
Studying abstract mathematical equations using tangible surfaces - Arithmetic Geometry! What is that?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 11, 2021
Mathematician suggests new approach to cooperative game - Cooperative games, math can help with them.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 04, 2021
'Fairmandering' draws fair districts using data science - Is it possible to draw fair electoral districts? Math can help make the answer “yes”.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, December 14, 2020
The ever-elusive riddle: What's the best way to cut Christmas cookies? - Want help cutting Christmas cookies? Math can help!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, November 30, 2020
A mathematical model facilitates inventory management in the food supply chain - Mathematics helping get fresh food to the table!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, November 23, 2020
'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality - Seismic waves and the sense of touch, how are they related?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, November 16, 2020
Study uses mathematical modeling to identify an optimal school return approach - How many days do you really need to spend in school?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, November 09, 2020
Faster COVID-19 testing with simple algebraic equations - We had to include something about Covid, didn’t we?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, November 02, 2020
Scientists solve 90-year-old geometry problem - Sometimes it takes a while, and some brute computer power!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, October 26, 2020
Ecologists confirm Alan Turing's theory for Australian fairy circles - Have you heard about Alan Turing and Australian fairy circles? Read on.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, October 19, 2020
When does a second COVID surge end? Look at the maths - Not more Covid! How can math help us understand?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Friday, October 09, 2020
New mathematical tool can select the best sensors for the job - Preventing air crashes through math. How does that work?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, October 05, 2020
The impact of human mobility on disease spread - Why do we restrict travel in a pandemic?
Full Story... - Phys.Org

Monday, September 28, 2020
New mathematical method shows how climate change led to fall of ancient civilization - Can climate change bring down a civilization? It has in the past!
Full Story... - Phys.Org

Monday, September 21, 2020
Virtual tourism could offer new opportunities for travel industry, travelers - Virtual tourism, how does that work?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, September 14, 2020
The mathematical values of Linear A fraction signs - Can traditional and computational methods crack an ancient number system?
Full Story... - Phys.Org

Tuesday, September 08, 2020
To cook a perfect steak, use math - Of course math makes cooking better!
Full Story... - Science News

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Triangles vs. Rectangles: What's the Better Way to Cut a Sandwich? - Something to think about when preparing a picnic?
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Friday, June 26, 2020
Mathematicians reveal the science behind figure skating - It is not just the figure eights!
Full Story... - Phys.Org

Monday, June 22, 2020
Artificial intelligence makes blurry faces look more than 60 times sharper - Want clearer pictures? Bring in the AI.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, June 15, 2020
Video: The real risks of a pandemic - Explaining some of the risks during a pandemic.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, June 01, 2020
How to break new records in the 200 meters - Want faster sprint records? Redesign the track!
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, May 25, 2020
Where math and Minecraft meet - Eulerian cycles with disappearing bridges, what could be more fun?
Full Story... - Phys.Org

Tuesday, May 18, 2020
This Guy Says He Solved the Most Controversial Open Problem in Math - Mathematical proof needs to convince others, not as easy as you might think!
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Monday, May 11, 2020
The strategy against COVID-19 spreading depends on mathematical modeling—but how? - You’ve heard a lot about it, but how can Math help in a pandemic?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, May 4, 2020
Math professor and students take 'random walk' together - Something to consider after we can get back outside in a group.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 27, 2020
Simple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter spacecraft - Looking beyond our earthly home is perhaps becoming more feasible.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, April 20, 2020
New mathematical model can more effectively track epidemics - How do models we hear about in the news work?
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Decrypting cryptocurrencies - Just what is Cryptocurrency?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 06, 2020
Researchers rank 'smartest' schools of fish when it comes to travel formations - Are fish masters of mathematics? Maybe so...
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, March 30, 2020
Researcher finds a mathematical pattern in human conflict using data science - Do you think nothing good comes from video games? Think again!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, March 23, 2020
10,000 times faster calculations of many-body quantum dynamics possible - As if calculations weren’t fast enough already!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, March 9, 2020
How hard is it to scramble Rubik's Cube? - It has been around for 40 years, have you solved yours?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, March 2, 2020
Katherine Johnson’s Math Will Steer NASA Back to the Moon - We said goodbye to a legend last week, but Katherine Johnson’s impact will endure!
Full Story... - Wired

Monday, February 24, 2020
Game theory expert expands method to incorporate new categories - Economics as a game? Sure, just look at this!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Mathematician proposes method to simplify the mathematical model of substance transfer through a cell wall - “Solving” some unsolvable equations. Here’s how.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, February 10, 2020
Pressure-Sensitive Fibers Untangle the Math Behind Knots - Using some neat science to help with knot theory…
Full Story... - popularmechanics.com

Monday, February 3, 2020
Hermit crabs' lesson on wealth inequality - What can we learn about wealth inequality from hermit crabs? Apparently a lot!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Friday, January 24, 2020
The 10 Biggest Math Breakthroughs of 2019 - Do these 10 match your 10 biggest math breakthroughs of last year?
Full Story... - Popularmechanics.com

Monday, January 20, 2020
From election upsets to climate chaos, rolling the dice helps us appreciate the odds - What are the odds? Simply calculated, but what do they mean?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 13, 2020
Maths is cool too! Some fun facts on mathematics - Just some fun things in math.
Full Story... - India Today

Monday, January 6, 2020
Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math - Neutrinos helping with “basic” math? Really?
Full Story... - Quantamagazine

Monday, December 16, 2019
Mathematician develops model to control spread of aquatic invasive species - Helping to save the planet with Math!
Full Story... - PHYS.ORG

Monday, December 9, 2019
Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability - Think boy’s brains are more mathematical? Think again!
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, November 25, 2019
Information theory as a forensics tool for investigating climate mysteries - So there were temperature spikes in the ice ages, how does that help us now?
Full Story... - PHYS.ORG

Monday, November 18, 2019
The Biggest Quantum Breakthrough Yet—Literally - As quantum goes, this is huge!
Full Story... - popularmechanics.co

Monday, November 11, 2019
The Age-Old Sunflower Conjecture May Soon Be Solved - As winter approaches, something sunny to think about.
Full Story... - popularmechanics.co

Monday, November 04, 2019
Surviving a zombie apocalypse using mathematics - Even though you got past Oct. 31 this year, it’s not too early to prepare for next year.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, October 28, 2019
Where to park your car, according to math - Just what is the best spot in a parking lot?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, October 21, 2019
Mathematicians Are So Close to Cracking This 82-Year-Old Riddle - Maybe you are “the one” to crack this!
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Monday, October 07, 2019
Kurt Gödel: A postcard from Vienna - A 20th century mathematician worth knowing about.
Full Story... - +plus magazine

Monday, October 07, 2019
Expanding the scale of dangerous weather prediction - Is better severe weather forecasting possible? Take a look.
Full Story... - PHYS.ORG

Monday, September 30, 2019
The ever-winning lottery ticket: Mathematicians solve a dusty mystery - Psst - I’ve got a sure thing for you, interested?
Full Story... - PHYS.ORG

Monday, September 23, 2019
Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries - Playing around in curves space – shades of M.C. Escher.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, September 16, 2019
People can see beauty in complex mathematics, study shows - Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder...
Full Story... - PHYS.org

Tuesday, September 11, 2019
Two Mathematicians Just Solved a Decades-Old Math Riddle — and Possibly the Meaning of Life - The answer is 42…
Full Story... - LIVESCIENCE.com

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Proof Without Words - The sum of squares - Nothing to say!
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, July 8, 2019
A mathematical proof isn't just an intellectual exercise - Why prove anything? Read this!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, June 24, 2019
Calculus Reveals the Universe—and Can Make a Tuna Melt Sandwich (A new book that can make you love calculus) - Why an interesting book about Math? Why not?
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, June 17, 2019
Mathematics of scale: Big, small and everything in between - What do your lungs, lakes in Alaska, and the coastline of Britain have in common? More than you might at first think.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, June 10, 2019
New automated biological-sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection - Microfluidics meets M.C. Escher.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, June 3, 2019
The Best Way for a Mouse to Escape a Cat, According to Math - Need a reason not to teach Math to mice? Look here!
Full Story... - Wired

Monday, May 27, 2019
The Abel Prize 2019 - They are just soap bubbles you say? There is so much more going on.
Full Story... - +plus magazine

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Mathematics of (Hacking) Passwords - How good is good enough when it comes to passwords?
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, May 13, 2019
New automated biological-sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection -  Microfluidics meets M.C. Escher
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, May 6, 2019
We've found a quicker way to multiply really big numbers -  A short-cut in multiplying numbers! Exciting but…
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 29, 2019
A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars -  Sum of squares driving a car? Truer than you think.
Full Story... - Wired/Quanta Magazine

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bristol mathematician cracks Diophantine puzzle -  33 as the sum of three cubes? Easy you say.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 15, 2019
Famous 'sandpile model' shown to move like a traveling sand dune - Sand piles, fractals, and predicting earthquakes!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, April 8, 2019
Using computers to crack open centuries-old mathematical puzzles - Collaboration is key! Here’s why.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 1, 2019
Data reveals the value of an assist in basketball - Mathematics in March Madness!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, March 25, 2019
A Single Cell Hints at a Solution to the Biggest Problem in Computer Science - Mathematics for better stroke recovery. Neat.
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Monday, March 18, 2019
Mathematicians report a way to optimize post-stroke therapy - Mathematics for better stroke recovery. Neat.
Full Story... - Phys.org/RUDN University

Monday, March 11, 2019
Bees can do basic arithmetic - A whole new meaning to Math Bees!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, March 4, 2019
Big data is being reshaped thanks to 100-year-old ideas about geometry - Geometry helps “see” big data!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Tuesday, February 25, 2019
The Math Whiz Behind the Hoberman Sphere Takes up Origami - Really neat geometry. Follow the link about Mercedez-Benz stadium for some more neat geometry.
Full Story... - Wired

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks - Frogs as inspiration for networks. How does that work?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, February 11, 2019
Static electricity could charge our electronics - Can you charge your cell phone with static electricity? Maybe.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, February 04, 2019
Mathematician calculates wave velocity for post-stroke therapy - Using Math for Post-Stroke therapy. Neat!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 28, 2019
A Network Theorist Seeks “Universal Laws” of Success - Success defined mathematically? Here’s one attempt.
Full Story... - American Scientific

Monday, January 21, 2019
Mathematical model offers new strategies for urban burglary prevention - Using Math to prevent crime!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 14, 2019
A Math Function Describes How Whole Societies Remember—and Forget - Can you model memory loss with Math? Of course you can, take a look!
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, January 7, 2019
Mobius kaleidocycles: Sensational structures with potential applications - A meeting of Science, Math, and Art you say! Tell me more.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, December 17, 2018
Why is this line so long? - How do you pick which line to stand in?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, December 10, 2018
Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms - A different biological cycle from the 24 hour ones! Do the math!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, December 3, 2018
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss: Who was Germany's 'Prince of Mathematicians'? - Think no child can do number theory? Think again!
Full Story... - Independent.co.uk

Monday, November 26, 2018
In Search of God’s Mathematical Perfect Proofs - What is a “perfect mathematical proof”? Does a book of them exist?
Full Story... - Wired.com

Monday, November 19, 2018
Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds - Win Mega Millions, or any lottery. What are the odds?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, November 12, 2018
Ada Lovelace Day: We should never forget the first computer programmer - A computer programmer who lived in the 1800’s! What’s that you say?
Full Story... - The Independent

Monday, November 5, 2018
Mathematics as thought - Mathematical ideas, although beautiful, get little attention. Why is that?
Full Story... - aeon.co

Monday, October 29, 2018
Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Benefits and Moral Quandaries of a World Run by Code - In an increasingly code driven world, where is the humanity?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, October 22, 2018
Solving real-world problems - Computational Bayesian Statistics, what’s that you say?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, October 15, 2018
Burning Man's Mathematical Underbelly - An art festival set out in a complex plane, “imaginary” you might say, but take a look.
Full Story... - Scientific American/The Mathematical Intelligencer

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The weird world of one-sided objects - Beyond the Möbius strip, what is out there?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, September 24, 2018
Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery - That’s how the spaghetti snaps!
Full Story... - Science Daily/MIT

Monday, September 17, 2018
Katherine Johnson, Trailblazing NASA Mathematician, Celebrates 100 Trips around the Sun - A true leader turns 100.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, September 10, 2018
A mathematician has solved a 50-year-old Beatles mystery - Paul or John? A mathematician has the answer.
Full Story... - msn.com

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Are computers better than people at predicting who will commit another crime? - Crime predicting computers? Maybe, maybe not.
Full Story... - Science News

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks - Containing epidemics with math? How does that work?
Full Story... - Phys.org/SIAM

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Novel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks - Geometry can help understand the permeability of rocks! Really?
Full Story... - Science Daily/Kyushu University

Monday, June 25, 2018
Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You've Never Heard of - You don’t know Maria Agnesi? You should.
Full Story... - Scientific American/The Conversation

Monday, June 18, 2018
New software, HyperTools, transforms complex data into visualizable shapes - Complex and large data sets have geometrical structure, who knew?
Full Story... - Science Daily/Dartmouth College

Monday, June 11, 2018
Maths experts stunned as they crack a pattern for prime numbers - Prime pattern – how can that be?
Full Story... - The Independent

Monday, June 4, 2018
How the power of mathematics can help assess lung function - You have a lung problem, Math can help with that!
Full Story... - Science Daily/University of Southampton

Monday, May 28, 2018
Swirling liquids work similarly to bitcoin - Securing your bitcoins: as easy as stirring your coffee!
Full Story... - Stanford University/Science Daily

Monday, May 22, 2018
No more water stains – we found a new way to control evaporation using maths -  Spotty glasses may become a thing of the past!
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, May 14, 2018
Why Do Cracking Knuckles Make That Noise? You Might Need a Calculator -  There's math behind cracking knuckles?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, April 30, 2018
"Grand Unified Theory of Math” Nets Abel Prize -  Canadian Robert Langland wins Abel Prize.
Full Story... - Scientific American/Nature magazine

Monday, April 23, 2018
Privacy and Counterfeit Coins -  Fake coins and lawyers. What’s that you say?
Full Story... - Scientific American/The Mathematical Intelligencer

Monday, April 16, 2018
The genius at Guinness and his statistical legacy -  Beer brewing contributes to statistics! Believe it!
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, April 9, 2018
Math can predict how cancer cells evolve -  Can Math lead to a Cancer cure?
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Mathematicians invent tool to judge when voting maps have been unfairly drawn -  What area should a voter be in?
Full Story... - PHYS.ORG

Monday, March 26, 2018
Why all children must learn their times tables — and fun ways to teach them -  Times Tables – how passé!  Or are they?
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, March 19, 2018
How mathematics is helping to fight cancer. -  Study Math then fight cancer?
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, March 12, 2018
The Bridge Wobbles. So Do You. That’s When the Trouble Starts. - What do you think of when the footbridge you are on starts to vibrate?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, March 5, 2018
A Mathematical Theory Says The Perfect Age To Get Married is 26 – Here’s Why - When should you get married?
Full Story... - The Independent

Monday, February 26, 2018
Cracking the Brain's Enigma Code - Language patterns in the brain may lead to brain-controlled prosthetics.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Hidden Depth in Math’s Simple Puzzles - Simple puzzles and periodic billiards paths.
Full Story... - Quanta Magazine and Scientific American

Monday, February 12, 2018
Using math to investigate possibility of time travel - Time travel, maybe more possible than you think.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Mathematicians work to expand their new pictorial mathematical language into other areas - A picture is worth…?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 29, 2018
Maths for midges that pull 10g - Capable of handling higher g-forces than fighter pilots!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 22, 2018
Largest prime number ever found has over 23 million digits - How big is big? The newest largest prime number known is…
Full Story... - New Scientist

Monday, January 15, 2018
The ‘Frequent Flier’ Program That Grounded a Hospital’s Soaring Costs - CS modelling in health care delivery.
Full Story... - Politico Magazine

Monday, January 8, 2018
Where It All Goes Wrong - Do you have trouble with fractions? It seems that you are not alone, a significant fraction of people struggle with them.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The Bridge Wobbles. So Do You. That’s When the Trouble Starts. - When is the bounce in a footbridge something to worry about?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, December 18, 2017
Quantum simulators wield control over more than 50 qubits, setting new record - Yet another step closer to Quantum control?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, December 11, 2017
Who Invented ‘Zero’? - Zero, Nil, Zilch, whatever you call it, 0 is not “nothing”. Was it always known?
Full Story... - New York Times

Monday, December 4, 2017
New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes - DNA analysis as fast as on TV show? It could be possible.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, November 26, 2017
How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon? - Geometry in the phases of the moon? Naturally there is!
Full Story... - scientificamerican.com

Monday, November 20, 2017
The Universe According to Emmy Noether - Hilbert and Klein kew her, maybe we all should!
Full Story... - discovermagazine.com

Monday, November 13, 2017
This is the lightest robot that can fly, swim and take off from water - Robots that fly and swim. How big are those?
Full Story... - sciencenews.org

Monday, November 6, 2017
Scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltas - Understanding river deltas through mathematics.
Full Story... - pays.org

Monday, October 30, 2017
Math Champion Wins With Answer About Pecking Chicks - Can you answer a question about 100 pecking chicks in a second? What is the probability?
Full Story... - New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017
'Human computer’ Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour - Overdue recognition for a great, modern-day mathematician.
Full Story... - The independent

Monday, October 16, 2017
The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curves - Doughnuts, ‘Moonshine’, and elliptic curves! An unlikely trio you say, but can they combine “deliciously”?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
There are only 15 possible pentagonal tiles, research proves - Tiling your bedroom with pentagons? How many ways can you do that?
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, October 2, 2017
The Media Has a Probability Problem - What is the probability and what does it mean?
Full Story... - FiveThirtyEight

Monday, September 25, 2017
High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time - Quantum Encryption may be closer than you think!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, September 18, 2017
Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved - So you think Trigonometry is a new thing!
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, September 11, 2017
How the Google-Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration - Open-Ended Math Explorations With Google.
Full Story... - KQWS News Mind/Shift

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Math could help identify ways to limit cancer cell growth - Using math to predict how tumours grow can make treatment more precise and effective.
Full Story... - CTV News

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Pentagon Tiling Proof Solves Century Old Math Problem - We finally understand all the ways that the plane can be tiled using convex polygons.
Full Story... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, June 26, 2017
Computer chip mimics human brain, with light beams for neurons: Machines may one day think just like the human brain.
Full Story... - Science Magazine

Monday, June 19, 2017
How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space: This math really is rocket science, but it’s not hard to follow.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, June 12, 2017
Math to the rescue: Students use equations to help peers safely cross the street - Winnipeg students are using quadratic equations in an attempt to win a Tech company's contest.
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, June 05, 2017
Playing the numbers game: 21st Century law will be based on math and data analytics - Many legal cases are won with the help of mathematicians.
Full Story... - Financial Post

Monday, May 29, 2017
A whole new world: Why Boston public schools are adopting a different map - Looking at a map of the world, you'd be forgiven for thinking Greenland is the same size as Africa or that Alaska is bigger than Mexico.
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, May 23, 2017
Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible - Optimization of well known equations had surprisingly not been attempted before on this scale, before Musk arrived.
Full Story... - Quartz Media

Monday, May 15, 2017
Machine learning models for drug discovery - IBM's new machine learning models help find new drugs for disease treatment.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, May 8, 2017
An algorithm that knows when you'll get bored with your favourite mobile game - How long will it take for users to stop playing the latest smartphone games?
Full Story... - SINC

Monday, May 01, 2017
Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducing - Fractals are a crucial factor when it comes to the visual appeal of art.
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
Steve Jobs' liver - and the quest for a better organ algorithm - Algorithms can make organ transplants more efficient.
Full Story... - Arstechenica

Monday, Apr. 17, 2017
Mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks - Quantum computing will change how we handle data and we, as a society, are going to have to make some important decisions about how to prepare for it.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017
Fractal Secrets of Rorschach's Framed Ink Blots Revealed - The math behind this famous psychological test
Full Story... -Scientific American

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
Canadian mathematicians create Sims-like program to save bees - Our honeybees are in trouble. A computer program can help.
Full Story... - Metro News

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Here's the best way to shuffle a pack of cards - with a little help from some maths - Truly randomize a deck of cards with this mathematical shuffle!
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
Mathematical model predicts how we wait in line, traffic - Should we really wait in the shortest line in traffic?
Full Story... - Cornell Chronicle

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
An Algorithm is Now Helping Set Bail in New Jersey - Criminal history is being used to eliminate bias in bail amounts.
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017
How to escape a maze - according to maths - How can mathematical theory and algorithms generate and solve mazes?
Full Story... - The Conversation

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
I teach high-school math. Is my work pointless? - "One thing I am certain of is that being a mathematician is the best profession in the world."
Full Story... - The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Can Neuroscience Understand Donkey Kong, Let Alone a Brain? - Can a computer chip be studied like a brain?
Full Story... - The Atlantic

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
Computer Science Technique Helps Astronomers Explore the Universe - Deep learning used to find massive objects in space!
Full Story... - Inside Science

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Get Ready to Love Math With This Sweet VR Calculator - Explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment!
Full Story... - SingularityHub

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Algorithm mimics evolution to aid disaster recovery - Algorithm balances short-term and long-term goals to distribute resources in disaster recovery.
Full Story... - GCN

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
How the brain recognizes faces - Can machines learn to recognize human faces?
Full Story... - MIT News

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
A Mere Algorithm Could Make NYC Taxis Four Times More Efficient - Algorithms can optimize the journey for NYC Taxis
Full Story... - Popular Mechanics

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney's Moana - Mathematics make your favourite animated movies more lifelike!
Full Story... - phys.org

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
Magic numbers: can math equations be beautiful? - Is mathematics a beautiful expression of reality?
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Mathematics used to study pine beetle control methods - Mathematics can be used to control the spread of a forest pest.
Full Story... - Global News

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016
Computer-brain implant helps patient with ALS to communicate - A successful test allows patient to interface with the world.
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, Dec. 05, 2016
Hair-hunting computer benefits from deep learning - Similar algorithms might one day be used to identify skin cancer or improve self-driving cars.
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
The secret to a perfect cup of coffee could be math - Irish researchers aim to find the formula for the smoothest, most predictable, most efficient brew.
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
This is the Math Behind Super Mario - "Math is everything when it comes to games."
Full Story... - Forbes

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
New research uses simple math to link CO2 emissions, vanishing Arctic sea ice - Each tonne that increases the atmosphere’s CO2 load costs the Arctic another three square metres of ice.
Full Story... - Toronto Star

Monday, Nov. 07, 2016
Math becomes biology's magic number - Math brings new insight into medicine.
Full Story... - BBC News

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Mathematics the new weapon against extreme bushfires - Mathematics help firefighters extinguish fires!
Full Story... - Australian Broadcast Corporation

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
How maths can get you locked up - Are algorithms that assess the "risk score" of a criminal fair justice?
Full Story... - BBC News

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
Quantum computing will cripple encryption methods within decade, says agency chief warns - Quantum Computing can cripple modern mathematical encryption.
Full Story... - National Post

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Researchers restore first-ever computer music recording - "It was a beautiful moment when we first heard the true sound of Turing's computer ..."
Full Story... - CTV News

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Former teacher uses math skills to find fastest checkout line - Is the express checkout line the fastest choice?
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
How the Mathematics of Algebraic Topology Is Revolutionizing Brain Science - Nobody understands the brain’s wiring diagram, but the tools of algebraic topology are beginning to tease it apart.
Full Story... - MIT Technology Review

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
Corvallis sculptor fuses art and math - Math inspires new forms of art.
Full Story... - Corvallis Gazette Times

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Algorithms and Blues: Putting a Google-written song to the test - Google’s computers wrote a song. In the hands of a professional musician, does the tune have potential?
Full Story... - Toronto Star

Monday, Sept. 6, 2016
Nature inspires applied math project that seeks to improve traffic flow - Can ants help optimize your commute time?
Full Story... - phys.org

Friday, July 29, 2016
Solving the Mathematical Puzzle of the Artichoke - What mathematical properties does an artichoke have?
Full Story... - Forbes

Monday, July 04, 2016
How Math Helps Fight Epidemics like Zika - Researchers employ mathematical and statistical modeling to battle infectious diseases.
Full Story... - Wall Street Journal

Monday, June 27, 2016
“Super Mario Brothers” is hard - Analysis shows popular video game is among the hardest problems in the “complexity class” PSPACE.
Full Story... - MIT News

Monday, June 20, 2016
Two-hundred terabyte maths proof is largest ever - A computer cracks the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem – but is it really maths?
Full Story... - nature.ca

Monday, June 13, 2016
New method of producing random numbers could improve cybersecurity - A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth’s climates.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, June 06, 2016
Google Releases New Tools to Help Computers Learn English - Meet Parsey McParseface, Google’s new tool for parsing spoken sentences into their grammatical parts.
Full Story... - Fortune

Monday, May 30, 2016
The tricks to cutting cake fairly - In a major mathematical breakthrough, UNSW researchers devise a novel algorithm to divide cake evenly among more than three people.
Full Story... - The Canberra Times

Friday, May 20, 2016
Mathematician finds his 'new' solution to Poisson formula problem buried in 1959 paper - Yves Meyer was shocked to discover that another mathematician had formulated the exact same proof to solve the same problem that Meyer had been working on, though the solution had remained deeply buried and completely forgotten.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, May 16, 2016
The Long Search for the Value of Pi - The search for the accurate value of pi led not only to more accuracy, but also to the development of new concepts and techniques, such as limits and iterative algorithms, which then became fundamental to new areas of mathematics.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, May 9, 2016
Mathematicians provide solution to 78 year old mystery - An international team of researchers have developed a solution to a riddle related to “adaptation energy” that has puzzled scientists for almost 80 years.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, May 2, 2016
Hard mathematical problems as basis for new cryptographic techniques - New cryptographic algorithms have been created that are based on particularly hard mathematical problems. They would be virtually unbreakable, say investigators.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, April 25, 2016
Mathematicians Have Discovered a Prime Conspiracy - Prime numbers, it seems, have decided preferences about the final digits of the primes that immediately follow them.
Full Story... - Wired Magazine

Monday, April 18, 2016
AI crossword-solving application could make machines better at understanding language - A web-based machine language system solves crossword puzzles far better than commercially-available products, and may help machines better understand language.
Full Story... - University of Cambridge

Monday, April 11, 2016
This MIT algorithm predicts 'dangerous' waves - The ocean can be cruel and unforgiving. To help give sailors some advanced warning of "dangerous" rogue waves computer scientists have created a new algorithm to predict swells.
Full Story... - Wired.co.uk

Monday, April 4, 2016
Drawing Human Faces with Mathematics - Mathematics can be a powerful tool to create works of art.
Full Story... - HuffPost Blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next - If AI is the future of Google Search, it's the future of so much more.
Full Story... - Wired.com

Monday, March 14, 2016
Math reveals unseen worlds of Star Wars - Using a new computer program, researchers offer unusual insight into the universe of Star Wars, which includes more than 20,000 characters spread among 640 communities over a period of 36,000 years.
Full Story... - phys.org

Monday, March 7, 2016
Software Detects CEO Emotions, Predicts Financial Performance - Computer programs that scan facial expressions have been used to detect whether people respond positively to commercials or whether hospital patients are in pain. Can they also read a CEO’s mind?
Full Story... - The Wall Street Journal

Monday, February 29, 2016
Math whizzes of ancient Babylon figured out forerunner of calculus - Ancient Babylonian astronomers used sophisticated geometric methods foreshadowing calculus to predict the positions of celestial bodies.
Full Story... - sciencemag.org

Tuesday, February 22, 2016
MIT’s New Algorithms Could Stop Catastrophic Drone Crashes - Autonomous drones often have to fly through treacherous terrain and unexpected obstacles. MIT thinks it can help make it more likely that you’ll receive your drone delivery in good condition.
Full Story... - Fast Company Magazine

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This Futuristic Armbad Lets You Control Your Computer Like Magic - Rather than using special cameras that sense motion and depth, a startup company's armband detects a wearer's movement and translates them into computer controls.
Full Story... - TIME Magazine

Monday, February 08, 2016
Better Gut Microbiome Census through Computing - Microbes that live in all of us effect digestion, obesity, mood, and a few can cause serious illness. Computer scientists have helped provide more complete information about what is inside our bodies.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, February 01, 2016
Swimming with Algorithms: Can Software Predict the Next Hollywood Hit Based on the Script Alone? - It’s hard to tell which movies are going to be good before they are made, and if you’ve ever seen a bad movie you’ll know that sometimes Hollywood gets it wrong. If this algorithm works, you might never have to sit through a three hour snooze-fest again.
Full Story... - International Business Times

Monday, January 25, 2016
New Prime Number Discovered at 22 Million Digits - A new prime number has been discovered – and it’s the biggest one known by almost five million digits.
Full Story... - CBC News

Monday, January 18, 2016
‘Outsiders’ Crack 50-Year-Old Math Problem - Three computer scientists have solved a problem central to a dozen far-flung mathematical field.
Full Story... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, January 11, 2016
Mathmatical proof for hot hand shooting in basketball - Perhaps the notion of a lucky streak can be explained by mathematics.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, January 04, 2016
Programmable Plants: Synthetic biologists pave way for genetic circuits - Taking genetic engineering to the next level, researchers are creating modular, programmable genetic circuits that control specific plant functions.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, December 21, 2015
Theorists Draw Closer to Perfect Coloring - A mathematician needed to seat 120 wedding guests, some of whom did not get along, at a dozen or so conflict-free tables.
Full Story... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, December 14, 2015
The Importance of Recreational Math - Recreational mathematics is all about having fun with mathematical puzzles, games, and problems; sometimes, these games can be a source of new, publishable discoveries.
Full Story... - New York Times

Monday, December 7, 2015
Complex problem made simple sends computer scientists wild - Normally a sedate bunch, theoretical computer scientists are humming with excitement.
Full Story... - New Scientist

Monday, November 23, 2015
Equation Works Out Kinks In Knot Math - Engineers devise experiments that teach them about knots, with applications in the medical field and beyond.
Full Story... - Inside Science

Monday, November 16, 2015
A New Map Traces the Limits of Computation - A major advance reveals deep connections between the classes of problems that computers can and can't possibly do.
Full Story... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, November 9, 2015
How to Create Art With Mathematics - Can you generate aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical curves with two numbers and a simple mathematical function?
Full Story... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, November 2, 2015
Your next boss: A computer algorithm? - Computers are beginning to learn — on their own.
Full Story... - Los Angeles Times

Monday, October 26, 2015
Maths whizz solves a master's riddle - An online collaboration between mathematicians solves 80-year-old problem.
Full Story... - nature

Monday, October 19, 2015
The biggest mystery in mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proof - If a mathematician solves a problem, but the proof is not easily understood, has the problem really been solved?
Full Story... - nature

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The search for a thinking machine - Is human level intelligence attainable by 2050?
Full Story... - BBC News

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Math Of Star Trek: How Trying To Solve Fermat's Last Theorem Revolutionized Mathematics - Math’s final frontier is extended by searching for answers to a timeless problem.
Full Story... - Forbes

Monday, September 28, 2015
How games, social media are changing the way people get hired - Powerful algorithms will now decide whether you hear “You’re hired” or “You’re fired”.
Full Story... - CBC News

Monday, September 21, 2015
Impossible Wallpaper and Mystery Curves: Exploring Symmetry in Mathematics and Art - Fusing mathematical and artistic creativity generates fascinating designs.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, September 14, 2015
John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician - John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet - Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of ‘action at a distance’, against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.
Full Story... - nature

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Is Translation an Art or a Math Problem? - Mathematicians come together to create a universal translator.
Full Story... - The New York Times Magazine

Monday, July 6, 2015
Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil - Will we be able to back up our brains using a computer within 15 years?
Full Story... - CBC News

Monday, June 29, 2015
Voting machine password hacks as easy as "abcde", details Virginia state report - Insecure voting machines were used in Virginia for 12 years!
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, June 22, 2015
When the Mona Lisa is NP-Hard - Connecting the dots is harder then it looks.
Full Story... - Sciencific American

Monday, June 15, 2015
Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind - Researchers use a virtual world to design robots that will be more helpful in the real world.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, June 8, 2015
Math explains why beating Tetris is practically impossible - This is not a game that you can win.

Monday, June 1, 2015
The \$23m house built by mathematics - Toronto home that doubles as a concert venue was designed by professor with 'science of curves'.
Full Story... - Daily Mail

Monday, May 25, 2015
Google develops computer program capable of learning tasks independently - Working towards developing a computer program that can learn like a human.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
How old do I look? Microsoft's face-reading app guesses with a single photo - Microsoft released a new demo and over 35000 people tried it out in the first few hours.
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Monday, May 11, 2015
When is Cheryl's birthday? Singapore math question for kids stumps internet - A math question to test logic skills was trending recently and causing quite a stir.
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Monday, May 04, 2015
Pagerank Algorithm Reveals World's All-Time Top Soccer Team - The stats explain who ranks where in soccer history.
Full Story... - MIT Technology Review

Monday, April 27, 2015
If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know? - Can you tell the difference between a human writer and a computer?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, April 20, 2015
How Data And A Good Algorithm Can Help Predict Where Fires Will Start - An algorithm that can remove the unpredictability from firefighting.
Full Story... - WOUB Public Media

Monday, April 13, 2015
Math Explains Why Hipsters All Look the Same - Describing hipsters before it was cool.
Full Story... - Discover Magazine

Monday, March 30, 2015
Where's Waldo? Algorithm Helps You Find Him - The probability of finding Waldo just got a lot better.
Full Story... - Discovery News

Monday, March 23, 2015
Pi Day of the Century - It was the most delicious day of the last one hundred years.
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, March 9, 2015
Can Math Help You Fall in Love? - Mathematical models explain how to find an ideal mate and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship.
Full Story... - www.npr.org

Monday, March 2, 2015
MIT Cracks Algorithm for Robot Object Recognition: Will It Usher in Era of Household Robots? - Improvement in the recognition of artificial intelligence is leading society towards "robot maids”.
Full Story... - Tech Times

Monday, February 23, 2015
Wandering in the heavens: how mathematics explains Saturn’s rings - Astronomy, math and Newton's laws are combined to explain the discovery of Saturn's famous rings.
Full Story... - NewStatesman

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
How computer science can help art historians - Computers can detect painting techniques invisible to the human eye.
Full Story... - This Week

Monday, February 9, 2015
The math of organ donation: Kidneys are an NP-hard problem - Integer programming is used to find a match.
Full Story... - ars technica

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Insightful mathematics for an optimal run - Math indicates the ideal way a runner can preserve energy.
Full Story... - Science Blog

Monday, January 26, 2015
Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists - A Canadian poker program just can't lose.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, January 19, 2015
Exposing pokies using simple mathematics - Australian researchers are using mathematics to help gambling addicts.
Full Story... - The New Daily

Monday, January 12, 2015
How Google "Translates" Pictures Into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics - An algorithm uses vector combinations to write picture captions.
Full Story... - MIT Technology Review

Monday, January 05, 2015
Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time - A computer program generates mind reading card tricks for magicians.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, December 15, 2014
Full Story... - Plus Magazine

Monday, December 8, 2014
How Pixar Uses Math to Make Characters Look Perfect - The amount of geometry used to make 3D animations might surprise you.
Full Story... - Gizmodo

Monday, December 1, 2014
Mathematical model tackles 'Game of Thrones' predictions - Predict who will make it out alive!
Full Story... - phys.org

Monday, November 24, 2014
How to Solve the Famous Birthday Problem - What are the chances two players on the same soccer team share a birthday?
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, November 17, 2014
How Facebook is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism - Algorithms play a crucial role in determining what news we read online.
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, November 10, 2014
Dissecting Gordon's odds of scoring - A critical decision was made with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in the last game of baseball's World Series. Do statistics support the decision?
Full Story... - MLB.com

Monday, November 3, 2014
The Mathematics of Herding Sheep - Sheepdogs think algorithmically. These dog algorithms could be useful in controlling crowds and cleaning up the environment.
Full Story... - motherboard.vice.com

Monday, October 27, 2014
Computers 1000 times faster? Quick-change materials break silicon speed limit for computers -Faster, smaller, greener computers could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, October 20, 2014
Combining math and music to open new possibilities - Math can be found everywhere we look, but now we are finding it in every sound we hear.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, October 6, 2014
New algorithm could help 'cheetah' robot outrun humans soon - Earth's fastest land animal is mimicked using an algorithm to program its legs.
Full Story... - The Washington Post

Monday, September 29, 2014
Mathematics key to eating pizzas - The curvature of a slice of pizza can ensure toppings won't end up on the floor.
Full Story... - economictimes.com

Monday, September 22, 2014
Maryam Mirzakhani becomes 1st woman to win Fields Medal - History-making professor says math is fun -- "it's like solving a puzzle or connecting the dots in a detective case."
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Monday, September 15, 2014
Balancing Bike-Sharing Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor - Mathematicians and computer scientists are trying to determine how to shuffle bikes among stations so that one is always available when needed.
Full Story... - citylab.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
'Biggest price in science' announced - More than three million dollars awarded for groundbreaking work.
Full Story... - BBC News

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Google Elephant system made by B.C. man helps fight poaching - A tech-savvy student has created a 'vital conservation tool'.
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Friday, June 27, 2014
Of dinosaurs and mathematics - Mathematical data convinced palaeontologists to reclassify the origin of a dinosaur bone.
Full Story... - phys.org

Monday, June 23, 2014
Turing test passed by computer - Is a recent achievement a historic milestone in the history of artificial intelligence?
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Monday, June 16, 2014
World Cup Prediction Mathematics Explained - Are you using statistical analysis to predict the eventual winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, June 9, 2014
Mathematicians put their own spin on the search for rare prime numbers - A new approach to the ongoing search for the largest prime numbers.
Full Story... - Phys.org Daily

Monday, June 2, 2014
Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions -- even 'happily disgusted' - Researchers have found a way for computers to recognize 21 different facial expressions.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, May 26, 2014
A new mathematics for experimental science - Applied mathematics, computer science and scientific experiments are being combined to produce revolutionary methods.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, May 12, 2014
"Electronic Skin" Equipped with Memory - Scientists have created a wearable device as thin as a tattoo that can store data and deliver medicine.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, April 28, 2014
Knowledge transfer between computers: Computers teach each other Pac-Man - Computers teach each other how to play the classic game Pac-Man.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, April 21, 2014
NHL teams ready to embrace advanced statistics - Hockey teams hope to gain an edge by keeping secret statistics.
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Monday, April 14, 2014
Mathematicians calculate that there are 177,147 ways to knot a tie - Mathematicians have counted how many ways there are to knot a tie and you won't believe how many there are!
Full Story... - phys.org

Monday, April 7, 2014
Model predicts growth, death of membership-based websites - Social networks are popular, but do they have a limited lifespan?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, March 31, 2014
In the End, It All Adds Up to – 1/12 - What if all time and infinity added up to a negative number....?
Full Story... - The New York Times

Monday, March 24, 2014
Traffic Jams Make Cities Splinter into Subcenters - A new model explains the evolution of cities and their suburbs.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, March 17, 2014
The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence - The number of thinking machines is growing exponentially.
Full Story... - The Atlantic

Monday, March 10, 2014
Ancient Times Table Hidden in Chinese Bamboo Strips - The 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, March 3, 2014
Canuck tech whiz nabs two sci-tech Academy Awards - Software engineer with UWaterloo mathematics degree recognized for creating movie magic.
Full Story... - CP24

Monday, February 24, 2014
Simple Mathematical Formula Describes Human Struggles - Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood using a mathematical formula?
Full Story... - Science Daily

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
BYU's smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans - Highly accurate system learns to decipher images on its own.
Full Story... - Brigham Young University

Monday, February 10, 2014
How math helps stop oil spills and plane crashes - Using math to make difficult decisions about risk.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, February 3, 2014
Some Polynesian islanders combined binary and decimal math - A hybrid system combines the compactness of base 10 with the simplicity of the two-digit base 2.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, January 27, 2014
Bringing mathematical modelling into the operating room - A University of Waterloo PhD student is helping develop math algorithms being used by surgeons operating working on infants.
Full Story... - The Record

Monday, January 20, 2014
How statistics can help cure cancer - Some of the best minds in medical research are working to understand one of the world’s biggest killers. They're not all doctors, chemists, and biologists.
Full Story... - BBC News

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Physical finance - What's a theoretical physicist doing with mathematics in the financial world?
Full Story... - Plus Magazine

Monday, December 16, 2013
CT and 3-D Printers Used to Recreate Dinosaur Fossils -Just like Gutenberg's printing press opened the world of books to the public, digital datasets and 3-D prints of fossils may now be distributed more broadly.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, December 9, 2013
A vexing math problem finds an elegant solution - Professor and graduate student provide a geometric solution to the von Neumann-Day problem.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, December 2, 2013
Computer Searches Web 24/7 to Analyze Images and Teach Itself Common Sense - A computer program is doing its best to understand millions of images from the internet, gathering common sense on a massive scale.
Full Story... - Science Daily

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Coach Who Never Punts - A high school coach is using statistics to change the way football is played.
Full Story... - grantland.com

Monday, November 18, 2013
CSIRO software monitors Twitter to guide emergency services to fires - Breakthrough innovation uses eyewitness accounts on social media to map and respond to new outbreaks.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, November 11, 2013
Are you ready to retire? Mathematical models estimate the value of pension plans - Using a mathematical model and partial differential equations to find your opportune retirement age.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, November 4, 2013
Tying Light In Knots - Knot theory may prove to be useful in unraveling the mysteries of light.
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, October 28, 2013
Saving digital art from an early death at the ZKM museum - A German museum's quest to save art created using obsolete technologies.
Full Story... - BBC

Monday, October 21, 2013
Quantum Computers: Trust Is Good, Proof Is Better - Can we just assume that quantum computers will always give us correct outputs? How can we test their reliability?
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The maths that saw the US shutdown coming - Can a new mathematical model predict the endgame of empires?
Full Story... - New Scientist

Monday, October 7, 2013
Accurate Computer Model of RNA Tetraloop - Researchers develop a computational model that helps scientists to visualize RNA structures and speed up experiments.
Full Story... - Science News

Monday, September 30, 2013
What are Maxwell's Equations? - How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us how to electrify the world.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, September 23, 2013
Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human. - Robots capable of social interaction and experiential learning are being built and studied around the world.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, September 16, 2013
Plants Perform Molecular Mathematics - Can your violet do arithmetic?
Full Story... - Scientific American

Monday, September 9, 2013
Computer program replicates artist sketches - Disney research has computers replicating abstract portraits.
Full Story... - BBC

Monday, July 29, 2013
Statistics and Magnetic Socks Shape Modern Tae Kwon Do - Can statistics reshape our understanding of this martial art?
Full Story... - Scientific American

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Closing the gap between primes - Online collaborators are continually improving a celebrated recent result about twin primes.
Full Story... - New Scientist

Monday, June 24, 2013
Tasty use of 3D printing - Will Nasa be successful in printing food for its astronauts?
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, June 17, 2013
One million dollar prize - Big money is at stake in the search for the solution to a problem harder than proving Fermat's Last Theorem.
Full Story... - nature

Monday, June 10, 2013
Cells as living calculators - Engineers used bacterial cells to compute logarithms, divide and take square roots.
Full Story... - MITnews

Monday, June 3, 2013
Internet content is looking for you - Search engines can use much more than what you type in the box.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, May 27, 2013
Math to combat natural catastrophes - Mathematical models can help prepare authorities for earthquakes and tsunamis.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, May 20, 2013
'Pride and Prejudice' as a game theory textbook - Did Jane Austin use game theory in her 1800s classic novel long before its military applications in the Cold War?
Full Story... - New Scientist

Monday, May 13, 2013
Predicting box office success - The "reigning mad scientist of Hollywood" uses statistics to analyze film scripts and calculate how likely a movie will be a hit.
Full Story... - New York Times

Monday, April 29, 2013
Is mathematics discovered or invented? - The answer is worth a fortune.
Full Story... - New Scientist

Monday, April 22, 2013
And the 2013 Abel Prize goes to ... - Belgian Pierre Deligne, who proved a deep conjecture about algebra and geometry.
Full Story... - nature

Monday, April 15, 2013
Why wasn't there a class like this when I was an undergraduate? - The mathematics of card tricks.
Full Story... - Phys.org

Monday, April 8, 2013
Opening Day - Play Ball - Using mathematical models to predict the outcome of the Major League Baseball season.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, March 25, 2013
The American Supreme Court should learn statistics. - "the act of citing statistical factoids is not the same thing as drawing sound inferences from them"
Full Story... - NY Times

Monday, March 18, 2013
Astronomy Picture of the Day - Astronomy needs math right? Not what you would expect.
Full Story... - NASA

Monday, March 11, 2013
Warm weather is coming - Really warm weather. A different use for a hockey stick.
Full Story... - Mother Jones

Monday, March 4, 2013
Gender Bias in Mathematics - Thought provoking and bluntly expressed. And very important.
Full Story... - mathbabe

Monday, February 25, 2013
The Wondrous Mathematics of Winter - Winter is the Platonist’s season.
Full Story... - The New Yorker

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A new Mersenne prime - Big. Really big.
Full Story... - Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)

Monday, February 11, 2013
On this day in 1897 - In the Indiana General Assembly a bill was introduced to legislate the value of pi.
Full Story... - Wikipedia

Monday, February 4, 2013
AlgoRythmics - This is different. Sorting algorithms in folk dance.

Monday, January 28, 2013
Staying on key - Just look at the picture – a Bengalese Finch with headphones.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, January 21, 2013
Mathematics and what it means to be human - Few intoxicants are as dangerous to a mathematician as an audience of laypeople willingly listening to a math lecture.
Full Story... - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, January 14, 2013
The International Year of Statistics - So exactly what is statistics and why do I care?
Full Story... - statistics2013

Monday, January 7, 2013
The Mathematics of Planet earth - Chaos in the solar system. Eradicating disease. Aging the earth. And so much more.
Full Story... - mpe2013

Monday, December 17, 2012
Newton, the Man - Isaac Newton, a posthumous child bom with no father on Christmas Day, 1642, was the last wonderchild to whom the Magi could do sincere and appropriate homage.
Full Story... - University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Monday, November 26, 2012
What, precisely, does a field of sunflowers have to do with mathematics and the centenary of Alan Turing's birth? - 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, …?
Full Story... - BBC

Monday, November 19, 2012
Should Alice marry Bob? - And what does this have to do with Math class?
Full Story... - The Spectator

Monday, November 12, 2012
Ancient air-conditioning - After 4000 years, we might understand why mediterranean courtyards are cool.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, November 5, 2012
An American election means polls everyday. - When do the polls get it right?
Full Story... - phys.org

Monday, October 29, 2012
One problem, six years … - and it was computer assisted using proof, not numeric computation.
Full Story... - phys.org

Monday, October 22, 2012
The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of - "few can match the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity."
Full Story... - NY Times

Monday, October 15, 2012
As simple as abc - If Mochizuki’s proof is correct, it will be one of the most astounding achievements of mathematics of the twenty-first century.
Full Story... - nature

Monday, September 10, 2012
Mathematics and Democracy - It's not often mathematics makes the op-ed pages.
Full Story... - The Mathematical Association of America

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Just how hard is it to make an Olympic flag out of a single piece of string? - Harder than you think. But it has just been done.
Full Story... - InsideHalton.com

Monday, July 9, 2012
How shopping overwhelms mathematical reasoning - Will that be 33% more coffee or 33% less for a cup?
Full Story... - The Atlantic

Monday, June 11, 2012
Paradigm shift - Baseball has always been a game of numbers, but a new use of statistics is changing the game.
Full Story... - The Economist

Monday, May 28, 2012
Traffic jams? - Better queue management may mean less gridlock.
Full Story... - The Register

Monday, March 19, 2012
A different take on graphic novels. - What do Kurt Vonnegut and the xy-axes have in common?
Full Story... - The Guardian

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
FFT stands for...?. - And why everyone will care.
Full Story... - Fast Company

Monday, February 6, 2012
Full Story... - Gizmodo

Monday, January 23, 2012
The unplanned impact of mathematics - What do a nineteenth century Irish mathematician and Lara Croft have in common?
Full Story... - nature

Friday, January 6, 2012
The Alan Turing Year - A celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing in the year of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Full Story... - Turing Centenary

Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas Day, 1642 - [Newton] was the last of the magicians ...
Full Story... - The MacTutor History of Mathematics

Monday, December 12, 2011
Secrets that lie beneath ... - The Archimedes Palimpsest recovered.
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, November 28, 2011
Your brain and math anxiety ... - Just relaaaax.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, November 14, 2011
Now that the human population has just passed 7 billion humans ... - How do we put 7 billion people in perspective?
Full Story... - CBC.ca

Friday, October 28, 2011
The trigonometry or tortellini - A poetic paean to pasta.
Full Story... - MacLeans.ca

Friday, August 5, 2011
Sit up! Don't slouch! - How comfortable are you with your computer acting as drill sergeant?
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Monday, June 20, 2011
Phones and trees? - Trees are used extensively in computer science, but here computer science identifies trees.
Full Story... - MMA

Monday, May 30, 2011
Recreating the earliest uses of electronic computers - Can you find the University of Waterloo connection to this story? And it's not the computer ...
Full Story... - BBC

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Stonehenge, aliens, your house and randomness - Every location in the UK is at the intersection of three or more lines from ancient monuments. That can't be random ... can it?
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, April 15, 2011
Magic squares are given a whole new dimension. - What happens when you replace numbers by shapes in a magic square?
Full Story... - The Guardian

Monday, March 21, 2011
All it takes to beat a computer at trivia is a rocket scientist. - Are humans in jeopardy on Jeopardy?
Full Story... - Physorg.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Game theory's take on the beautiful game - and diving. - Soccer and the Art of Deception.
Full Story... - The journal Science

Monday, Feb 14, 2011
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. - Won't you be my cardioid?
Full Story... - poetrywithmathematics.blogspot.com

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011
No competition when it comes to the job hunt - Mathematical careers occupy the top five jobs according to CareerCast and the Wall Street Journal.
Full Story... - Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2011
Fruitful flies - How fruit fly biology can improve very large distributed computing performance.
Full Story... - ScienceDaily

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011
A math-genius teenage hero coming to a theatre near you - An anime feature of a math prodigy and his love interest where virtual and real-world complications ensue.
Full Story... - New York Times

Monday, Dec 13, 2010
The tales mathematicians (and computer scientists) tell - Donald Knuth is one of the best known computer scientists in the world. Here he describes his family's emigration to America. There is lots more on him and on others.
Full Story... - Web of Stories

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
Masters of Math, From Old Babylon - An exhibition of Babylonian clay tablets entitled "Before Pythagoras"
Full Story... - New York Times

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010
Into the matrix - Are you sure your teacher or students are real?
Full Story... - Toronto Star

Monday, Oct 25, 2010
So you want to win the World Series. - The fastest route around the bases is not the route taken by batters.
Full Story... - ScienceNews

Monday, Oct 4, 2010
Just how nasty can a virus be? - When it's state-sponsored malware, the question gets complicated. We can probably agree that the Stuxnet worm is very good at being very bad. Beyond that, there is lots of room for debate.
Full Story... - The Guardian Weekly

Monday, Sept 20, 2010
Without geometry, life is pointless - What are the mental habits of a mathematician?
Full Story... - A teacher's blog

Monday, Sept 13, 2010
Down the rabbit hole - The future of mathematics textbooks?
Full Story... - The Guardian

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Math is no match for locust swarms - It may be impossible to predict where they will strike next.
Full Story... - Wired.com

Monday, June 28, 2010
Pigeons beat humans at solving 'Monty Hall' problem - A famous probability puzzle fools most humans but not most pigeons. Scientists think that reason may be the reason.
Full Story ... - LiveScience

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sharks have math skills - How would you find your dinner if it was scattered about? How would a shark tackle this problem?
Full Story ... - Discovery News

Monday, June 7, 2010
Giraffes can swim, though poorly: study - Two mathematicians believe they have proved giraffes can swim. Computer generated mathematical models show that the world's tallest animal can theoretically cross rivers.
Full Story ... - CBC

Monday, May 31, 2010
Crop circle season arrives with a mathematical message - Mystery surrounds a mathematically designed shape which recently appeared in the countryside of Wiltshire, England.
Full Story ... - The Independent

Monday, May 17, 2010
Locating tsunami warning buoys - Everyone remembers the devasting Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Mathematics is being used to find the optimal placement of tsunami warning systems.
Full Story ... - ScienceDaily

Monday, May 10, 2010
Dan Snaith of Caribou brings energy to music and mathematics - How similar is composing a song to solving an equation or studying geometry? Connections between music and mathematics might be stronger than you think.
Full Story ... - The Washington Post

Monday, May 3, 2010
Fake anti-virus software a growing threat - One should always be extremely cautious when downloading anything from the internet. What can and should companies or governments do to combat the threat of malicious software?
Full Story... - CBC

Monday, April 26, 2010
Reunited set of math problems gives clues to how Lincoln learned - Historians discovered a missing page of math problems written by Abraham Lincoln. See the digitized version of his homework that is helping researchers better understand the 16th President of the United States.
Full Story... - The State Journal-Register

Monday, April 19, 2010
Flouridation may not do much for cavities - What does a Statistics Canada study on dental health mean for the controversy about fluoridation of drinking water? Are the statistics meaningful? Can important conclusions be made?
Full Story... - The Globe and Mail

Monday, April 12, 2010
Bathroom breaks could wait during gold-medal match - If the Olympics can cause an uneven demand for water, what other events might impact our use of the earth's resources? How can mathematics help us understand consumption patterns?
Full Story... - The Globe and Mail

Monday, April 5, 2010
Do We Need a 37-Cent Coin? - Is our current system of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter as efficient as it could be?
Full Story... - NY Times

Wenesday, March 31, 2010
The games people play? - How do you know when a game is really hard?
Full Story... - MIT

Monday, March 22, 2010
Why would you do geometry on a sphere? - Because it makes the world go round, or at least helps your GPS to work.
Full Story... - NY Times

Monday, March 15, 2010
Why women over 40 are good at math - Not only do female math students outperform men at Ontario's community colleges, but it's the 40-something female multi-taskers juggling jobs, families and mortgages who edge out their classmates of either sex at any age, new research shows.
Full Story... - Toronto Star

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Google finds a lost letter of René Descartes - An interesting intersection of computing capabilities of the 21st century and one of most important mathematicians of the 17th century.
Full Story... - CBC

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Compressed Sensing - no, it's not squeezing your friends. - Using sophisticated mathematics and computing algorithms has made dramatic differences when managing the large volumes of data common with medical imagery.
Full Story... - Wired.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What do pi and Picasso have in common? - Mathematics helps uncover art fakes.
Full Story... - National Public Radio

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The computer is doomed. Maybe... - Super computers require lots of electricity. Is there enough electricity for tomorrow's super computers?
Full Story... - The Globe and Mail

Monday, February 8, 2010
What a difference a few percent make - Sovereign deficits are big news nowadays. Interesting table - treat the comments with caution.

Monday, February 1, 2010
From Fish to Infinity - What do Ernie from Sesame Street and Plato have in common? The NY Times has a new column on mathematics.
Full Story... - New York Times

Monday, January 25, 2010
Bad science, really bad science, out of this world bad science - No, we don't need aliens to explain this...
Full Story... - Bad Science Blog

Monday, January 11, 2010
Have women done it? - And how do we really know? Counting seems harder than we might think.
Full Story - The New York Times

Monday, January 4, 2010
Math and magic ... - Tricks of a mathemagician ...
Full Story - The New York Times

Monday, December 18, 2009
What famous mathematician was born on Christmas Day, 1642? - A brilliant talk given by John Maynard Keynes, the great economist, on the life of ....
Full Story - St. Andrew's University

Monday, November 23, 2009
10 jobs for math whizzes - Ever thought about being a cost estimator?
Full Story - CNN

Monday, November 16, 2009
The next generation ... - Computers from quantum mechanics.
Full Story - ScienceDaily

Monday, November 9, 2009
Martin Gardner: Puzzler Extraordinaire - A wolf, a goat and a head of cabbage need to be safely ferried across a river ...
Full Story - The New York Times

Monday, November 2, 2009
The good ship "Navigator of Connectivity" - And you thought connecting from your place was hard.
Full Story - The Guardian Weekly

Monday, October 19, 2009
The best jobs belong to ... - According to CareerCast, four of the best five jobs in the US are for mathematicians and computer scientists. No surprise, really.
Full Story - The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Do the math to help the Vancouver Olympics - Simple percentages make transportation at the Olympics much easier.
Full Story - Globe and Mail

Monday, October 5, 2009
Solve the following word problem. You fall off a boat in the Pacific Ocean - Assuming you are wearing a life-jacket, where will you float?
Full Story - The New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2009
What's the hottest graphic novel in Europe? - A stellar cast of mathematicians, the quest for truth, villains - as a comic book?
Full Story - The New York Times