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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.

### Submission guidelines: How to pitch to Live Science

By Tia Ghose published

Live Science welcomes news, analysis, explainer and feature pitches from freelancers. Here's everything you need to know about submitting a story idea to Live Science.

### 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.

### 'Ghostly' neutrinos spotted inside the world's largest particle accelerator for the first time

By Ben Turner published

Signatures of neutrinos, or ghostly particles that rarely interact with others, were tentatively spotted in the Large Hadron Collider in 2021. Now, physicists have confirmed they are real.

### There may have been a second Big Bang, new research suggests

By Paul Sutter published

Within a month of the Big Bang, a second cosmic explosion may have given the universe its invisible dark matter, new research suggests.

### 10 discoveries that prove Einstein was right about the universe — and 1 that proves him wrong

By Brandon Specktor published

Albert Einstein's theories of relativity have been proven to be true time and again in the more than 100 years following their publication.

### 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.

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