A stunningly simple proof has settled a nearly 30-year-old conjecture about the structure of Boolean functions — the fundamental building blocks of computer circuits. The ingenious yet elementary two- …

We don’t have the tools needed to solve most of the biggest problems in mathematics, but inspiration from a counterintuitive source — randomness — helps get us a little closer. When mathematicians enc …

A concept that first popped up in the world of French fashion centuries ago has now entered the quantum realm in a big way. Researchers have found that by offsetting two sheets of graphene at just the …