Statistics and probability can sometimes yield mind bending results. Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our…

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With the right approach, statistics can be used to reliably track the growth and fall in daily new cases of Covid-19 in China, raising hopes…

At the regional level and worldwide, the occurrence of large shallow earthquakes appears to follow a mathematical pattern called the Devil’s Staircase, where clusters of…

Mathematical modeling can take what information is reported about the coronavirus, including the clearly underreported numbers of cases, factor in knowns like the density and…

Ocean Currents. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Growth of an Organism Rides on a Pattern of Waves Study shows ripples across a…

Brownian motion describes the random movement of particles in fluids, however, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium. In…

Stanford researchers used advanced microscopy and mathematical modeling to discover a pattern that governs the growth of neurons in the flatworm brain, shown here. Using…

Today is March 14, as in 3.14, which is why it is Pi Day. It is a good time to look at this question from…

Depicting brewing an optimized espresso. Mathematicians, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are…

Research shows why fireflies blink in unison even though each individual insect is different. Credit: Toan Phan Northwestern University researchers have added a new dimension…

Coordinated behavior is common in a variety of biological systems, such as insect swarms, fish schools, and bacterial colonies. But the way information is spread…

Mathematicians have used a statistical technique to interrogate some of the big “what if” questions in the Second World War battle for Britain’s skies. What…

Using mathematical theory, Virginia Williams coaxes algorithms to run faster or proves they’ve hit their maximum speed. Each semester, Associate Professor Virginia Vassilevska Williams tries…

A miscalculated Fluids Lab demonstration leads to a new understanding of how particles accumulate in lakes and oceans. A team of mathematicians from the University…

Crawling is a well-known mechanism for motion on surfaces, but it is ineffective for fast migration in tissues, where cells have to squeeze through tiny…

Figure (left) Meisje met de parel (J. Vermeer, circa 1665, collection Mauritshuis, The Hague, the Netherlands); (center) chrome nano-dots replica; (right-top) normal image taken under…

An artist’s impression of NASA’s Galileo probe entering Jupiter’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA Data from the probe’s 1995 fireball has continued to confound those studying the…

Study of minerals widely used in industrial processes could lead to discovery of new materials for catalysis and filtering. Zeolites are a class of natural…

The new mathematical framework changes the way we understand the structure of viruses such as Herpes. Credit: Prof Reidun Twarock, University of York. Researchers have…

Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved – using real life planetary computer. Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking ‘Sum-Of-Three-Cubes’ solution for the…