## The twisted math of knot theory can help you tell an overhand knot from an unknot

It's knot always easy to tell if two knots are the same

## Meet Melba Roy Mouton, the Space Race mathematician and keeper of orbiting satellites

Roy Mouton, a mathematician and programmer, was a sort of hidden figure in Hidden Figures

## Meet Evelyn Boyd Granville, the mathematician who mass produced computers and shot Apollo into space

One of the first Black women to earn a PhD in math, she worked on seemingly every major math project of the 20th century

## Academia should incentivize mathematicians to make their work more accessible

Math papers that are difficult to understand prevent scientists from learning about tools they can use in their research

## Meet Sophie Germain, the amateur mathematician who worked on number theory's toughest problem

Germain, or "Monsieur LeBlanc" to her professors, took a bold and creative approach to life and math

## Meet Dr. Gladys West, the hidden figure behind your phone's GPS

Gladys West is one of the reasons why you can receive driving directions from your phone or tag a photo location on Instagram

## Rear Admiral Amazing Grace Hopper taught computers English

She recorded the first computer bug when a moth got caught in a relay switch

## Meet mathematician Emmy Noether, mother of the most beautiful theorem in the world

She worked out a kink in general relativity and kickstarted the field of abstract algebra

## Meet Annie Easley, the barrier-breaking mathematician who helped us explore the solar system

She overcame life-long racial discrimination to complete a long and impactful career at NASA

## Meet Katherine Johnson, the computer who helped send men to the moon

John Glenn wouldn't blast off until she double-checked the IBM's calculations

## Tropical rainforests may be near a tipping point beyond our control

Deforestation may work like diseases: uncontained, it can win

## 5 facts about Marjorie Lee Browne, African American math prodigy and pioneer

Breaking through barriers of race and gender, she pursued the beauty of pure math

## 5 facts about Jean Bartik, expert programmer of the world's first computer

"The ENIAC was a son of a b**** to program"

## Maryam Mirzakhani’s mathematical legacy lives on

The first woman to win a Fields Medal was only 40 when she died, but she revolutionized mathematics