Math
How geometry solves architectural problems for bees and wasps
Adding five - and seven - sided cells in pairs during nest building helps the colonyfit together differently sized hexa gonal cells , a new study shows.
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Adding five - and seven - sided cells in pairs during nest building helps the colonyfit together differently sized hexa gonal cells , a new study shows.
A newfound shape covers an infinite plane with a pattern that doesn’t repeat and without mirror images of the shape.
In her new book, mathematician Sarah Hart explains how math shapes all sorts of literary works, from nursery rhymes to Moby-Dick.
Reality was made of numbers, Pythagoras said, and he employed numbers to explain the “harmony of the heavens.”
Tangled masses of California blackworms form over minutes but untangle in tens of milliseconds. Now scientists know how.
New research into collective behavior adds to decades of study on the wisdom of crowds.
New research suggests the shared geometry of salt flats from Death Valley to Iran comes from fluid flows underground.
New experiments confirm that complex patterns in plants emerge from a model proposed by mathematician Alan Turing.
After half a century, mathematicians succeed in finding an ‘einstein,’ a shape that forms a tiled pattern that never repeats.
The universe tells us slowly rotating black holes are stable. A nearly 1,000-page proof confirms it.
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