### 5 People Who Were Amazingly Productive In Quarantine

It's not a myth: William Shakespeare really did write 'King Lear' during the plague. From Edvard Munch to Isaac Newton, here are a few more people who made the most of being isolated.

It's not a myth: William Shakespeare really did write 'King Lear' during the plague. From Edvard Munch to Isaac Newton, here are a few more people who made the most of being isolated.

Happy leap year! You can thank Julius Caesar and his buddies for bringing them to Europe more than 2000 years ago.

The stats indicate that practice doesn’t always make perfect when it comes to mid-sized meteorological rodents.

From findings about space and parasites to new discoveries in math and ancient civilizations, 2019 was a big year.

Don't get stuck struggling with a ball of green cords year after year. Here's how to buy and store only the lights you need to make your Christmas tree shine.

The old method of multiplying your dog's age by seven no longer applies. Here's a more accurate way of assessing your pet's lifespan.

John Nash—known for his work on game theory, his struggles with schizophrenia, and his biopic 'A Beautiful Mind'—won a Nobel Prize in 1994. Now, his award is going up for auction.

Goodbye equality, hello equivalency: A growing number of mathematicians is skeptical that the equal sign holds up to new math models.

Zero is an idea even young children struggle with, but bees are one of the few animal species that can figure it out.

Here are four easy steps to make sure your parallel parking experience isn’t the stuff of nightmares.

In 2016, a team of mathematicians crunched the numbers and determined that Peter Dinklage's character is the true star of the show.

Karen Uhlenbeck has become the first woman to win the Abel Prize for her achievements in mathematics, capping a long and storied career.

Pi, a.k.a. the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is infinite. But a Google engineer has calculated the first 31 trillion digits of the figure just in time for Pi Day.

Darren Aronofsky’s debut feature is a manic flash through conspiratorial surrealism and number theory—and was inspired by ant hills.

Unlike simple equations like the quadratic equation, most equations do not have nice, simple, general solutions.

With an estimated death toll of 150,966 over seven seasons, the odds probably aren't in your favorite character's favor.

A better deal on pizza, brought to you by math.

The mathematician laid the groundwork for technology we all use today.

On Ada Lovelace Day, celebrate the woman who wrote the first computer program.

Their world-altering contributions include making hospitals safer, laying the groundwork for the computer, and advancing space flight.

It's not as simple as whipping out a really big tape measure.

Universality strikes a balance between order and randomness.

Before she helped send the first astronauts to the moon, Katherine Johnson was an anonymous “computer” doing thankless but vital work at NASA.

The numbers don't lie.