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  1. Katherine Johnson
    Space

    NASA icon Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101

    The “Hidden Figure” captured the public’s admiration after the story of her career was publicized in a 2016 book and film.

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  2. quantum entanglement illustration
    Math

    How a quantum technique highlights math’s mysterious link to physics

    Verifying proofs to very hard math problems is possible with infinite quantum entanglement.

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  3. quantum entanglement illustration
    Physics

    A quantum strategy could verify the solutions to unsolvable problems — in theory

    A quantum technique for verifying solutions to difficult problems could apply to an “unbelievably huge” class of puzzles.

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  4. knot
    Math

    Color-changing fibers help reveal mysteries of how knots work

    Experiments with colorful fibers helped scientists discover a few simple rules behind knots’ varying strengths.

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  5. Rembrandt self-portrait
    Science & Society

    Why Rembrandt and da Vinci may have painted themselves with skewed eyes

    A strongly dominant eye, not an eye disorder, may explain why some great artists painted themselves with one eye turned outward.

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  6. Julia Robinson illustration
    Math

    How Julia Robinson helped define the limits of mathematical knowledge

    Born 100 years ago, Julia Robinson played a key role in solving Hilbert’s 10th problem.

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  7. graphs
    Math

    A new book shows how not to fall for dubious statistics

    Skipped statistics in school and wonder what you missed? David Spiegelhalter’s ‘The Art of Statistics’ has got you covered.

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  8. Riemann zeta function
    Math

    Mathematicians report possible progress on proving the Riemann hypothesis

    A new study advances one strategy in the quest to solve the notoriously difficult problem, which is still stumping researchers after 160 years.

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  9. metal kilogram
    Physics

    The kilogram just got a revamp. A unit of time might be next

    After years of preparation, new definitions for the basic units of mass, temperature and more have now gone into effect.

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