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Ancient Babylonians Tracked Jupiter Using Geometry
Researchers say they have discovered five tablets that reveal the Ancient Babylonians used geometry to track Jupiter. (February 1, 2016)

Mathematicians Discover 15th Pentagon That Can Tile the Plane
Mathematicians from the University of Washington Bothell have discovered the 15th pentagon that can tile the plane. (August 20, 2015)

Law of Urination: All Mammals Take 21 Seconds to Urinate
The Law of Urination states that all mammals take about 21 seconds to urinate. Rats, dogs, cows, elephants and other mammals all empty the bladder in the same amount of time. (October 19, 2013)

Bubble Math: Researchers Describe Mathematically the Stages in Bubble Evolution
Researchers from University of California, Berkeley have described mathematically the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles. (May 10, 2013)

Physicists Explore Math Behind Tetris-like Growth of Coffee Rings
University of Pennsylvania physicists are exploring the math behind the Tetris-like growth of coffee rings. (January 19, 2013)

Researchers Say a Roll of the Dice is Not Truly Random, But Is Still Nearly Impossible to Predict
Researchers from the Technical University of Lodz, Poland and University of Aberdeen, Scotland, say a die throw is not random. (September 15, 2012)

IBM Releases Free Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad App
IBM has released the Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad app to celebrate the history of math and its impact on the world. (April 21, 2012)

Mathematicians Say Usain Bolt Could Easily Run Even Faster
Usain Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter, is the fastest human on Earth. (April 6, 2012)

Russian Math Genius Shuns Prize
CBS News reports that a Russian math expert named Grigory Perelman has solved a topology problem that could help determine the shape of the universe. (September 14, 2006)