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Mathematics

Explore the applications of state-of-the-art clocks -- and the math that describes their performance and limitations.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The braided ribbon on a maypole can be analyzed using a type of math called group theory.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Some states still fall behind in election security for the midterms.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Researchers found that adding a full twist made it possible to break spaghetti in half.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Theoretical physicists come up with a new way to analyze the firework of signals coming from particle collision experiments.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The major war between law enforcement and cell phone manufacturers is mostly over.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Researchers use machine learning to solve the long standing “sign problem” in computational physics.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists describe a physical system that is both below “absolute zero” and above “absolute hot” at the same time.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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