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  1. Calabi-Yau manifolds
    Math

    A mathematician traces his journey from poverty to prominence

    In 'The Shape of Life,' Shing-Tung Yau describes his groundbreaking work in geometry, which provided insights into string theory.

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  2. multiplication
    Math

    Mathematicians may have found the fastest way to multiply huge numbers

    A new theoretical method for multiplying enormous figures appears to achieve a speed first predicted decades ago.

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  3. two pigeons, each sitting in a cubbyhole
    Quantum Physics

    Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox

    Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Readers have questions about Parkinson’s disease, moth wings and more

    Readers had questions about Parkinson’s disease, the new definition of a kilogram’s mass, Saturn’s moon Dione and more.

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  5. Le Grand K
    Math

    It’s official: We’re redefining the kilogram

    In May 2019, the system of measurement will be upgraded to rely on fundamental constants.

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  6. Bernhard Riemann
    Science & Society

    Before his early death, Riemann freed geometry from Euclidean prejudices

    The originator of Riemann’s hypothesis died young, but he provided the geometry needed for modern view of spacetime.

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  7. Anshumali Shrivastava
    Artificial Intelligence

    Anshumali Shrivastava uses AI to wrangle torrents of data

    Computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava is designing programs that can handle torrents of information quickly and efficiently.

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  8. color plot
    Math

    Here’s why we care about attempts to prove the Riemann hypothesis

    The Riemann hypothesis could hold the key to understanding prime numbers.

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  9. London’s Bethlem Hospital illustration
    Genetics

    The study of human heredity got its start in insane asylums

    ‘Genetics in the Madhouse’ reveals how human heredity research began as a statistical science in 19th century insane asylums.

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