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### Mathematicians finally identify 'seemingly impossible' number after 32 years, thanks to supercomputers

By Harry Baker published

Researchers have calculated the "ninth Dedekind number," which belongs to an exponentially complex series of numbers that define outputs of logical functions based on different spatial dimensions.

### Neutrino map of the galaxy is 1st view of the Milky Way in 'anything other than light'

By Ben Turner published

Scientists at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have used 60,000 neutrinos to create the first map of the Milky Way made with matter and not light.

### Distortions in space-time could put Einstein's theory of relativity to the ultimate test

By Robert Lea published

Observing time distortions could show whether Einstein's theory of general relativity accounts for the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

### Scientists tried to solve the mystery of the helium nucleus — and ended up more confused than ever

By Anna Demming published

Helium is the simplest element in the periodic table with more than one particle in its nucleus, yet state of the art theory and experiments on it don't add up.

### Exotic new state of matter discovered by squishing subatomic particles into an ultradense crystal

By Kiley Price published

By shining a strong beam of light through two chemical compounds, scientists discovered a unique new state of matter made of particles called excitons.

### The expansion of the universe could be a mirage, new theoretical study suggests

By Robert Lea published

New research looking at the cosmological constant problem suggests the expansion of the universe could be an illusion.

### A 79-year-old mathematician may have just solved an infinite dimension puzzle that's vexed theorists for decades

By Nathan Brownlowe published

Mathematician Per Enflo, who solved a huge chunk of the 'invariant subspaces problem' decades ago, may have just finished his work.

### Stephen Hawking wanted scientists to 'make black holes' on Earth. Physics says it's possible.

By Thomas Hertog published

When Stephen Hawking and I visited the Large Hadron Collider, he hoped for an unexpected physics breakthrough. His dreams may not be impossible.

### Mathematicians end decades-long quest to find elusive 'vampire einstein' shape

By Paul Sutter published

Researchers have discovered a new 14-sided shape called the Spectre that can be used to tile a surface without ever creating a repeating pattern, ending a decades' long mathematical hunt.

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