math

We Asked Three Mathematicians to Calculate the Shape of a Pringle

Crunching the numbers on the tastiest hyperbolic paraboloid

David Chang Beat ‘Millionaire’ — But He Played the Odds Wrong

Chang became the first celebrity to beat ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ — but he should have kept the $500,000, a math professor explains

The Best Internet Wormholes for a Perfect Election Distraction

We could all use an election distraction. Want to become so entranced that you lose your sense of time, responsibilities and the world around you coming to an end? Spend some time on this page.

The Mathematically Perfect Cup of Espresso Has Arrived

The equation is probably not what you or any coffee-clever barista would have suspected…