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Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery

It's nearly impossible to break a dry spaghetti noodle into only two pieces. A new MIT study shows how and why it can be done. more...

Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes

A mathematical model helps explain the key role that one pigment cells plays in making sure that each stripe on a zebrafish ends up exactly where it belongs. more...

Toward a universal quantum computer

Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers. more...

New study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes

Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article. The study challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses. more...

Viewing cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes

Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article. The study challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses. more...

Math with good posture can mean better scores, study suggests

A new study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under pressure. more...

New geometric shape used by nature to pack cells efficiently

A multinational team of scientists have uncovered a previously undescribed shape -- they call the 'scutoid' -- adopted by epithelial cells during embryonic development that enables the cells to minimize energy use and maximize packing stability. more...

 

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Nine Digits

Nine Digits

Arrange the given digits one to nine to make three numbers such that two of them add up to the third. This is a great puzzle for practicing standard pen and paper methods of three digit number addition and subtraction.

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