The Mona Lisa Landscape Was Probably a Studio Backdrop
Researchers compared the Mona Lisa's background with the hills shown in its stereo pair. In doing so, they revealed a da Vinci secret.
The Dangerous Mathematical Con of Hedge Funds and Financial Advisers
Using too many trials to design investment algorithms renders them statistically useless and potentially devastating.
Mapping (and Potentially Preventing) Crime With Math
Mathematicians propose using the “Lévy flight” model to reveal and police hotspots of crime.
Predictions for the 2013 Major League Baseball Season
The Detroit Tigers will probably dominate, but the rest of the league might be a toss-up, says statistician Bruce Bukiet.
Brams: Use Approval Voting in Presidential Primaries
Steven J. Brams says approval voting, in which voters can vote for more than one candidate, is a better way to conduct multiple candidate elections.