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Harmful algal blooms could be linked in unexpected ways to water mixing and nutrient levels.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

The movie gives a shout-out to Euler's Method -- a centuries-old math technique. Did it really help send astronauts into orbit?

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Mathematicians borrow from Google's PageRank algorithm to rank Evander Holyfield the top boxer from the 1990s.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A one-of-a-kind die that challenged mathematicians to figure out how to squeeze all those sides and numbers onto one die. 

Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer

Photo of people on an escalator

Now, how to convince commuters?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Interpreting clues from 500-year-old book required math developed long after initial publication.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

A new algorithm may help divvy up cake without leaving anyone unsatisfied.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

If scientists can tease out the knots' secrets, the research could help lead to treatments for heart attacks.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Iceland's long genealogical records show that you have more in common with your siblings than your parents.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

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