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Math
Scooping the political pollsters
Who will win the election in November? A technique from baseball stats may predict the answer.

The ultimate poker face
Two professional poker players will take on a computer, and this year the computer could win.

Math
The telltale anecdote
During the whole of a dull, cramped and wearisome flight from Israel to New York, as the night pressed heavily against the airplane windows, Ariel Rubinstein had been toiling through a singularly dreary article on game theory; and at length the economist found himself, as the sharpness of his focus waned, seeking respite from the […]

Astronomy
Accidental astrophysicists
MATH TREK: The mathematicians thought they'd just extended a fundamental result in algebra, but it turns out that they'd also proven a conjecture in astrophysics.

Math
Gender equality closes math gap
Research shows that the greater the gender equality in a country, the more equal the math scores between boys and girls.

Math
Communities of Communities of …
A new approach to network theory focusing on the subcommunities within networks may shed light on everything from food webs to terrorist cells. It may even act as an oracle, helping scientists identify connections within a network they haven’t yet seen.

Math
Detangling DNA
Deep inside our cells, the DNA that encodes the mysteries of our individuality twines into tidy little spiral staircases neatly side by side — or so we might imagine. A KNOTTY PROBLEM Bacterial DNA is joined at the two ends, forming a circle. This electron microscope image shows circular DNA that has formed the simplest […]

Math
The squint method of data analysis
Mathematicians discover a Klein bottle hidden within the data underlying photographs

Math
Sensitivity to the harmony of things
The work of Alexandre Grothendieck has transformed math the way the Internet has transformed communication: Once you’re used to it, you can’t imagine what life was like before it.

Math
Still debating with Plato
Mathematicians debate whether mathematical truths are discovered or invented.

Math
The Noisy Game of Baseball
Predicting a baseball player's future batting average (and many other things) is not as simple as relying on past performance, mathematicians say.