# mathematics

### Scientists Discover an Entirely New Shape

The finding could help scientists better understand how organs are formed in the body.

### Honeybees Understand the Mathematical Concept of Zero

Only a handful of animals are known to understand the concept.

### What's the Longest Straight-line Ocean path on Earth?

This question was the focus of a post that set Reddit alight.

### Google Doodle Honors the 'Prince of Mathematics'

"God does arithmetic," the German prodigy once said.

### Pi Day: What Is Pi and Where Did It Come From?

π is used to represent a special number—the ratio of a circle’s circumference.

### FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Prime Number Ever

The number was found by a 51-year-old engineer running multiple computers for days on end.

### Mathematician Solves Proof So Complex We Can't Check It

The notoriously reclusive prodigy is waiting for someone to prove him right.

### Woman Wins Lottery Twice in One Day

Still, a statistician says this will happen more than once a year.

### Assad's Son Finishes Poorly at Math Olympiad in Brazil

Hafez al-Assad finished in the lower end of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.

### Why Math = Beautiful (No, Really)

We rarely equate math with beauty and elegance—but we should.

### Albert Einstein: A Driven, Curious and Innovative Mind That Changed the Course of History

By 1921, Einstein was recognized as one of the most talented minds of his generation.