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# The 'Scutoid' Is Geometry's Newest Shape, and It Could Be All Over Your Body

Scientists have just defined a new shape called the scutoid (SCOO-toid) while studying epithelial cells, the building

# What Shapes Are Things in Outer Space?

It’s an orgy of geometry, here on Earth. You got all kinds of shapes: Squares, trapezoids, even the occasional rhombus.

# How the Geometry of Movies Can Change the Way We Think

Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a movie but films have been using shapes to

# The View Across the Ocean Is Not What You Think

As a kid I spent a lot of time on the Maryland shore. Squinting out across the endless blue expanse, I could have sworn

# This Babylonian Astronomy Text Changes History

More than a thousand years before the first telescopes, Babylonian astronomers tracked the motion of planets across the

# Mathematicians Have Found Crazy New Ways to Cut Pizza Into Equal Slices

Cutting a pizza can be a stressful experience: are the slices equal? Now, a team of mathematicians has found some new

Do all the presents you give away over the holidays look like they were wrapped in the dark? Don’t worry: this video

# Can You Solve Isaac Newton's Tree Puzzle?

This week’s puzzle is not about gravity, though you’d be excused for suspecting as much. After all, when most people

# How Will You Celebrate The Pi Day Of The Century?

Happy Pi Day! How are you celebrating the transcendental, irrational mathematical constant central derived from circles

# Try Your Hand At This Surprisingly Difficult Matchstick Puzzle

Matchstick puzzles (aka toothpick puzzles) typically involve adding to, subtracting from, or rearranging an initial

# How To Prove A Geometric Formula With A Clementine And A Piece of Paper

Here's a fun demonstration from Cornell maths professor Steven Strogatz. Take a clementine (or any spherical,

# The Best Impossible Pasta Shapes Made Real By 3D-Printing

Traditional pasta extruders, as mesmerizing as they are, can only handle so much complex geometry. Barilla recently

# How Does This Mind-Bending Illusion Work?

No, there are no magnets in there. The ball is rolling just the way you see it.

# Think You Know The Solution To This Classic Riddle? Think Again.

Today's puzzle will be posed in two halves. The first half is a classic riddle – in fact, I suspect many of you will

# Hang These Polyhedrons Wherever You Need Some Colorful Geometry

Like all good things, the pretty Themis Mobile also requires a little work. This floating DIY sculpture by Swedish

# A 19th Century Math Genius Taught Us The Best Way To Hold Pizza

We've all been there. You pick up a slice of pizza and you're about to take a bite, but it flops over and dangles

# You Are Cutting Your Bagels Wrong

How are you cutting your bagels? With a boring straight down the middle cut, or into a delicious linked breakfast

# The Best Kind of Math Is Edible, Chocolate Math

Chocolatier Rafael Mutter's Chocolate Mill looks like a solid, cylindrical block of chocolate. In reality, it's

# Magic cube transforms into dozens of wonderful geometrical shapes

Andreas Markus Hoenigschmid is the master of solid geometry, the black magic wizard of three-dimensional space. Check