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What Are the Odds of Alien Contact?

Bringing the Drake Equation up to date.

How Inequality Imperils Cooperation

A game theorist breaks down the effects of inequality.

Are Neural Networks About to Reinvent Physics?

The revolution of machine learning has been greatly exaggerated.

Presenting the Scrabble Luck Calculator

Are you as good at Scrabble as you think?

Why a Traffic Flow Suddenly Turns Into a Traffic Jam

Those aggravating slowdowns aren’t one driver’s fault. They’re everybody’s fault.

How to Improve Political Forecasts

With a better understanding of probability, we won’t be misled.

The Math That Takes Newton Into the Quantum World

How a math professor learned to stop worrying and love algebraic geometry.

Does Scrabble Need To Be Fixed?

An experiment in controlling how much of Scrabble is luck.

Kolmogorov Complexity and Our Search for Meaning

What math can teach us about finding order in our chaotic lives.