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April 27, 2015

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Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have captured the first 3-D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a sticky, golden thread. Dribbling paint on canvas can produce similarly serpentine ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new mathematical model that uses drug-target kinetics to predict how drugs work in vivo may provide a foundation to improve drug discovery, which is frequently hampered by the inability to predict ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new paper proposes mathematical models to analyze political decision-making. "Mathematics is important in many aspects of social behavior. Politics is just one of these aspects, since some of the ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — New research documents the 'friendship paradox' within the emerging social networks of a new class of MBA students, showing that extroverted people tend to be disproportionately represented in social ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Applied mathematicians and environmental biotechnologists have developed a new computational model that effectively simulates the mechanical behavior of biofilms. Their model may lead to new ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — A new study suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number ... read more

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Apr. 22, 2015 — Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, an anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A team applied sophisticated mathematical solutions to fine tune water and energy exchange parameters, numerical stand-ins for complex processes, to more accurately simulate water and energy fluxes ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Through the laws of physics and application of a mathematical model of fluid mechanics, a new software calculates when an irregularity occurs on site of a gas, oil or water pipe. The software is ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — This is the 18th year that a mathematician has published his model's projections of how the standings should look at the end of the regular ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data. The use of integrative approaches enables ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — A 60-year old maths problem first put forward by Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi has finally been solved. In 1955, a team of physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians led by Fermi used a ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — The outcome of a duel between mathematical models supports the reigning theory of the genetics of altruism. Called inclusive fitness, it says altruism is competitive if it benefits relatives carrying ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Tumors acquiring resistance is one of the major barriers to successful cancer therapy. Scientistst use mathematical models to characterize how important aspects of tumor microenvironment can impair ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Brookhaven physicists have illustrated how advances in computing and applied mathematics can improve the predictive value of models used to design new ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — A means of reprogramming a flawed immune response into an efficient anti-tumoral one was brought to light by the results of a translational trial relating to breast cancer. Thanks to the innovative ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — If you like numbers, you will love March 14, 2015. When written as a numerical date, it's 3/14/15, corresponding to the first five digits of pi (3.1415) -- a once-in-a-century coincidence! Pi ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — Researchers observed that the coiling action of the butterfly proboscis, a tube-like 'mouth' that many butterflies and moths use to feed on fluids, resembled a spiral similar to that of the ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — Fisheries stock assessment provides information on the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on stock development. Since no direct information on fish stock size or fishing mortality rates ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — A new theoretical approach clarifies interactions between motor proteins and yields the discovery that both weak and strong forces influence how they keep a cell's transport system robust. The ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — A new mathematical analysis tool has allowed a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the human head thanks to describing the skull as an extended network structured in ten modules. For the first ... read more

Feb. 14, 2015 — Researchers are developing a mathematical technique to predict the emergence of scientific innovation, based on research citations and historical ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — The behavior of strongly correlated electron systems, such as high temperature superconductors, defies explanation in the language of ordinary quantum theory. A seemingly unrelated area of physics, ... read more

Feb. 11, 2015 — Controlling the time and sequence of cancer therapies may hold the key to unlocking better outcomes for patients with aggressive cancers, according to research. In a collaborative effort between ... read more

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- Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
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- Fractal geometry: Finding the simple patterns in a complex world
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- Modeling cancer: Researchers prove models can predict cellular processes
- Lack of A level maths leading to fewer female economists in England

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- Adding uncertainty to improve mathematical models
- At the interface of math and science: Using mathematics to advance problems in the sciences

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- Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks
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- Unintended consequences of raising state math, science graduation requirements
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- Making quantum connections: The speed of information in a spin network
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- Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behavior
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