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Newly discovered 'einstein' tile is a 13-sided shape that solves a decades-old math problem
By Paul Sutter published
A new 13-sided shape is the first example of an elusive "einstein" — a single shape that can be tiled infinitely without repeating a pattern.
High school students may have just discovered an 'impossible' proof to the 2,000-year-old Pythagorean theorem
By Sascha Pare published
Two high school seniors have presented their proof of the Pythagorean theorem using trigonometry — which mathematicians thought to be impossible — at an American Mathematical Society meeting.
Mathematicians make rare breakthrough on notoriously tricky 'Ramsey number' problem
By Stephanie Pappas published
The bounds on Ramsey numbers, which describe relationships between nodes in a network, have been narrowed.
12 numbers that are cooler than pi
By Live Science Staff last updated
To celebrate Pi Day, we asked several mathematicians to tell us their favorite non-pi numbers. Here are some of their answers.
What is the Fibonacci sequence?
By Tia Ghose last updated
Almost everything you know about the famous Fibonacci sequence is wrong.
Babylonians used Pythagorean theorem 1,000 years before it was 'invented' in ancient Greece
By Ben Turner last updated
The theorem may have been used to settle a land dispute between two affluent individuals.
9 equations that changed the world
By Adam Mann last updated
Here are nine equations that altered the course of history.
The World's Most Beautiful Equations
By Clara Moskowitz last updated
Scientists choose their favorite mathematical equations.
The universe would not make sense without mathematics
By Peter Watson published
Mathematics is the language of the universe: It is probable that every major scientific discovery has used mathematics in some form.
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