# These Typefaces Are Tiny Math Puzzles Made by MIT Scientists

When quickly sending an email, creating a company logo, or writing a post about mathematical typefaces, hundreds of thousands of fonts exist to help express a specific mood or feeling though we rarely escape the realm of a well-known few. Although it's well-documented that creating fonts can be an art, two…

# The New Fields Medal Winner Was Inspired By a Rubik's Cube

The Field medal is mathematics' answer to the Nobel Prize, and this year's winners have just been announced. Amongst them is Manjul Bhargava, one of the youngest people to be made a full professor at Princeton University, aged 28, whose work is inspired by... the Rubik's Cube?

# The Easy Way to Know the Height of the Cliff You're Jumping Off

So you fancy yourself a pretty good cliff-jumper. You always personally inspect your landing spot for hazards and the necessary depth. Good. But here's the thing, how do you know how much depth you need unless you know exactly how high you're jumping from? With NASA smarts, that's how.

# Scientist invents math trick to slice bagel into two entangled halves

Bagels are delicious literally no matter which way you slice them—but are they more delicious when cut into a "mathematically perfect" shape? Stony Brook University's engineering professor George W. Hart thinks he has found the magic formula.

# The Aloof Blackjack Player Who Created Our Digital World

Every digital device you use operates on a string of ones and zeroes, the binary "yes/no" decision at the foundation of modern computing. It's a concept so fundamental to our modern day that we rarely stop to wonder where it came from. But it's all the work of one man: Claude Shannon, whose fascinating story you've…

# Why the Moon Looks Bigger on the Horizon

This is a question that has been debated for several thousand years. One popular myth, dating all the way back to Aristotle in the 4th century BC and which still endures somewhat today, is that it is simply a case of magnification caused by the Earth's atmosphere. While a "magnification" effect is taking place, it…

# Silicon Valley Giants Just Handed Out $15M in Prizes to Mathematicians

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, which is funded by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and investor Yuri Milner, just doled out five $3 million awards to cutting edge math projects (which you almost certainly won't understand).

# Beautiful Illusions: The Economics of UberX

*Last month, Uber boasted that its drivers command a median salary of $90,000 per year. This is not totally honest. **Justin Singer** wades into the financial morass, and says the truth about how much Uber drivers make is very far from simple.*

# A Little Fancy Math Could Make Mobile Networks Five Times Faster

LTE might be fast, but it sure ain't fast enough. Enter new research from MIT and Caltech, which suggests that a little fancy math could boost mobile data transmission rates—by as much as 400 percent.