Nine mathematicians inadvertently created Bourbaki while writing a textbook in post-war Paris.
The measles vaccine is incredibly effective, yet recurrences and outbreaks abound.
A mathematician discusses why math is relevant to everyday life, what he thinks of the anti-vaxxer movement and whether he worries about the transmission of communicable diseases during air travel.
It could be months, if not years, before we find out if Michael Atiyah's claims are true.
Shortly after Cambridge University professor Caucher Birkar put the briefcase down on a table, it went missing.
Radio waves are fast, but not fast enough to reach us before a civilization goes extinct.
The number was found by a 51-year-old engineer running multiple computers for days on end.
Twitter users are roasting Donald Trump Jr. for apparently misunderstanding how basic math works.
Hafez al-Assad finished in the lower end of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.
Life on one planet could easily spread to another, according to the numbers.
You might be better off just taking a gamble and not getting hung up your decision.
Indiana lawmakers' attempt to round Pi to 3.2 and a Pi world record are among the things you probably don't know about Pi Day.
Trump's willing to 'say anything at all—no matter how ridiculous or dishonest—to justify the know-nothingism of his base,' says president of the Niskanen Center.
ISIS teachers neglect subjects that used to be taught, such as science, mathematics, art and music. Instead, children are taught how to fight in jihad.
Did 108 people really die from measles vaccines in the past decade? No, but don't tell anti-vaxxers that.
A Bonhams auction of science objects put items like an Apple-1 computer, a Manhattan Project viewing window and a letter by Charles Darwin on the block
Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to snag highest prize in mathematics