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The latest activity to be updated on this site is called "River Crossing" (The traditional River Crossing challenge. Can you do it in the smallest number of moves?).

So far this activity has been accessed 165934 times and 8525 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

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River Crossing

River Crossing

Three interactive versions of the traditional river crossing puzzles. The objective is to get all of the characters to the other side of the river without breaking any of the rules.

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Focusing on key sustainable development goals would boost progress across all, analysis finds

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Mathematical model could help correct bias in measuring bacterial communities

A mathematical model shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing. The proof-of-concept model could be the first step toward developing calibration methods that could make metagenomic measurements more accurate. more...

Good at math? It means little if you're not confident

Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes -- unless you don't have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests. In two studies, researchers found that the key to success in personal finances and dealing with a complex disease was a match between a person's math abilities and how comfortable and assured he or she felt using those skills. more...

The ever-winning lottery ticket: Mathematicians solve a dusty mystery

After years of work, mathematics researchers have answered a mysterious half-century-old riddle. The mystery was all but forgotten until a Danish researcher heard about, and then decided to tackle it. more...

Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved -- using real life planetary computer

Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, mathematicians have solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old math puzzle with an answer for the most elusive number of all - 42. more...

People can see beauty in complex mathematics

Ordinary people see beauty in complex mathematical arguments in the same way they can appreciate a beautiful landscape painting or a piano sonata. more...

Analytical tool designs corkscrew-shaped nano-antennae

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