Erica Klarreich's Articles

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    Bookish Math

    Statistical tests and computation can help solve literary mysteries surrounding the authorship of well-known works.
  • Feature

    Bookish Math

    Statistical tests and computation can help solve literary mysteries surrounding the authorship of well-known works.
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    The Shape of Space

    The debate over the shape of space has taken some new twists with the analysis of satellite snapshots of the universe's temperature waves.
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    Best Guess

    Economists are exploring the use of betting markets as tools for predicting the consequences of policy decisions by a government, corporation, or other institution.
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    Infinite Wisdom

    A mathematician has proposed a new approach to resolve a long-standing question about infinite sets of numbers.
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    If It Looks Like a Sphere...

    A Russian mathematician has proposed a proof of the Poincaré conjecture, a question about the shapes of three-dimensional spaces.
  • News

    Uncovering a prime failure

    Mathematicians have returned to the drawing board after what looked like a dramatic step forward in understanding prime numbers.