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Study shows how collective cooperation can develop in systems even when benefits are not obvious to individuals.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Computer model suggests nomads may be more likely than settlers to absorb new words, but linguists remain skeptical.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Theoretical physicists contemplate the seemingly impossible situation of a point in space-time where gravity goes to infinity.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

From architects to nano-engineers, people are exploring the geometries within the ancient art of papercutting to find their next big idea.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

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