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A peregrine falcon in Germany. A new study finds the birds are able to dive at high speeds and catch moving prey using a mathematical principle that also guides missiles. Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

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The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

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Education experts faced off on the motion "Embrace the Common Core" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, moderated by John Donvan (center). Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

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Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford University, is a recipient of the 2014 Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. She is the first woman in the prize's 80-year history to earn the distinction. Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University hide caption

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