# The Powerful Equations That Explain the Patterns We See in Nature

Where do a zebra's stripes, a leopard's spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code.

Where do a zebra's stripes, a leopard's spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code.

Life just got a bit tougher for cyber saboteurs and hackers. A pair of researchers have formulated an algorithm that can predict the optimal time for unleashing specific weapons during a cyber attack.

Virtually everything in the Universe is driven by math, though it's often very difficult for us to see it. An illuminating new video by Yann Pineill and Nicholas Lefaucheux corrects this by aligning mathematical equations and complex diagrams alongside the day-to-day machinations of the world around us.

A completely unknown guy in the world of math has made a breakthrough discovery that will help us understand numbers better. Basically, a guy who once struggled to find a job and had to work at Subway, is helping math geniuses understand the twin prime conjecture, one of math's oldest problems.

From trying fad diets to developing eating disorders to becoming a gym rat, people have basically gone crazy trying to lose weight. And it's true, America is fat. But what if the secret to losing weight wasn't in ditching carbs or hurling or doing interval exercises but rather if it was in math? What? Yes. Math.