Creating The Never-Ending Bloom
Using meticulously crafted platforms, patterns, and layers, Edmark’s art explores the seemingly magical properties that are present in spiral geometries.
Five Ways to Think About Infinity
Infinity is weird. All the more reason to explore it, says mathematician Eugenia Cheng.
Breakthrough: Connecting The Drops
Lydia Bourouiba studies how bacteria and viruses hitch a ride inside the droplets of sneezes, raindrops, toilet splatter.
Why Infinity Is No Ordinary Number
The idea of infinity is easy to come up with, but we must be careful what we do with it.
Can Geometry Root Out Gerrymandering?
Can the shape of a congressional district tell us everything we need to know about its fairness?
To Infinity and Beyond With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng
Infinity is not classified as a normal number, and some infinities are bigger than others. Mathematician Eugenia Cheng explores these and other conundrums of this complex concept.
Tessellation And Miura Folds
Make an origami fold that can compress rigid materials, and study the tessellation it creates!
Visualizing The Beauty Of Vibrato
Researchers use the tools of quantum physics to quantify the vibration of sound.
Magnetic Pottery, and the Effects of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Teens
In states where same sex-marriage was legalized, the suicide attempts among gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens dropped by 14 percent.