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

Privileged researchers are over-represented in open access literature

Male STEM researchers at prestigious institutions are more able than others to make their papers open access

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

Despite a mistaken mathematical proof, you do only need four colors to make a good map

Alfred Kempe's 1879 proof of the Four Color Theorem contained a mistake. Nearly a century, later his work was vindicated

Science and philosophy can, and should, coexist

MC Hammer's recent tweet has sparked a conversation about the complementary nature of these two fields