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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

A new movie tells the story of an underdog Indian mathematician.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

The lure of big data and machine learning can overshadow the value of thorough scientific inquiry.

Vikram Jandhyala & Nitin Baliga, Guest Contributors

To find a rumor source, social networks must be complex.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Mild stress could help burn fat and lose weight.

Brian Owens, Contributor

New twist on overhand knot comes from experiments with tied wires.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A new model offers insights into rhythms of brain activity.

Michael Greshko, Contributor

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