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The Impossible Mathematics of the Real World

Near-miss math provides exact representations of almost-right answers.

This Man Is About to Blow Up Mathematics

Harvey Friedman is about to bring incompleteness and infinity out of quarantine.

How to Build a Probability Microscope

The surprising mathematics of the extremely rare.

The Deceptions of Luck

Nature makes chance, humans make luck.

How to Fake It So No One Notices

Seek balance in all things—including subterfuge.

How to Solve the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever

A step-by-step guide to True, False, and Random.

How to Build a Search Engine for Mathematics

The surprising power of Neil Sloane’s Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.

A Travel Guide for the Fourth Dimension

Say goodbye to stable orbits and knotted shoelaces.

The Galaxy That Got Too Big

From atoms to brains, bigger isn’t always better.

Will the Earth Ever Fill Up?

We’ve predicted and broken human population limits for centuries.