** Edited by Mike Breen and Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Office
Contributors:** Mike Breen (AMS), Claudia Clark (freelance science writer), Rachel Crowell (2015 AMS Media Fellow), Lisa DeKeukelaere (2004 AMS Media Fellow), Annette Emerson (AMS), Samantha Faria (AMS), and Allyn Jackson (Senior Deputy Editor,

- On wrapping spherical gifts, by Rachel Crowell

"Here's how to wrap a spherical gift, according to scientists,"*Popular Science*, 23 December 2016 - On the 2016 Breakthrough Awards, by Claudia Clark

"Morgan Freeman, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner host the 'Breakthrough Awards': Gala gives £19 million in funding to the world's top scientists,"*Daily Mail*, 5 December 2016 - On the Science Museum of London's new math gallery, by Rachel Crowell

"A space where mathematical ideas burst into life,"*The Telegraph*, 3 December 2016

- On the Multi-Talented John Urschel, by Samantha Faria

"Ravens' John Urschel on exploring football, math, why and why not,"*WTOP Washington's Top News*, 23 November 2016 - On math and the "passer-by in the street," by Rachel Crowell

"Being able to explain your work to passers-by is laudable--but not always possible,"*Nature*, 16 November 2016 - On a formula for perfectly-brewed coffee, by Claudia Clark

"The formula for a PERFECT cup of coffee: Mathematician reveals the best way to make a brew,"*Daily Mail*, 15 November 2016 - On female representation on editorial boards, by Rachel Crowell

"Why Are There So Few Women Mathematicians?",*The Atlantic*, 4 November 2016

- A Farewell to
*Numberplay*, by Claudia Clark

"A*Numberplay*Farewell,"*The New York Times*, 31 October 2016 - On math and psychiatry, by Annette Emerson

"US mental-health chief: psychiatry must get serious about mathematics,"*Nature*, 26 October 2016 - On math and taffy pulling, by Claudia Clark

"Using Math to Build the Ultimate Taffy Machine,"*Smithsonian Magazine*, 21 October 2016 - On five math problems, by Rachel Crowell

"5 Simple Math Problems No One Can Solve,"*Popular Mechanics*, 14 October 2016 - On envy-free cake cutting, by Rachel Crowell

"How to Cut Cake Fairly and Finally Eat It Too,"*Quanta Magazine*, 6 October 2016 - On mathekniticians, by Claudia Clark

"Meet the mathekniticians - and their amazing woolly maths creations,"*The Guardian*, 3 October 2016 - On math and credit scores, by Claudia Clark

"Weapons of Math Destruction,"*Discover*, October 2016

- On modeling crime, by Claudia Clark

"First Person: Andrea L. Bertozzi and P. Jeffrey Brantingham,"*American Scientist*, September-October 2016 - On vision and mathematical processing, by Rachel Crowell

"What Math Looks Like in the Mind,"*The Atlantic*, 19 September 2016 - On London's most influential mathematicians, by Annette Emerson

"The Progress 1000: London's most influential people 2016-Mathematics,"*Evening Standard*, 7 September 2016 - On Margot Lee Shetterly's
*Hidden Figures*, by Rachel Crowell

"On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space Race,"*The New York Times*, 5 September 2016

- On Sophie Bryant, by Samantha Faria

"Sophie Bryant, mathematician and pioneer of education for women,"*The Irish Times*, 23 August 2016 - On Maya DiRado, by Samantha Faria

"U.S. Swim Star Maya DiRado To Delay Career, Cash In On Rio Success,"*Sports Business Daily*, 18 August 2016 - On Barry Simon, by Samantha Faria

"A Lifetime of Numbers: Question and Answer with Caltech's Amazing Barry Simon,"*Pasadena Now*, 11 August 2016; "From Mathematical Physics to Analysis: A Walk in Barry Simon's Mathematical Garden,"*Notices of the American Mathematical Society*, August 2016 - On moonshine and string theory, by Rachel Crowell

"Moonshine Master Toys With String Theory,"*Quanta Magazine*, 4 August 2016 - On randomness, by Claudia Clark

"A Unified Theory of Randomness,"*Quanta*, 2 August 2016

- On visualizing music, by Claudia Clark

"Visualizing Music Mathematically,"*Forbes*, 29 July 2016 - On Jim Papadopoulos’s bicycle math, by Rachel Crowell

""The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics,"*Nature*, 20 July 2016 - On the 2016 IMO, by Mike Breen

"U.S. students win prestigious International Math Olympiad—for second straight year,"*The Washington Post*, 18 July 2016 - On puzzles inspired by Ramanujan, by Annette Emerson

"Three Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan,"*Quanta Magazine*, 14 July 2016 - On Artur Avila, by Rachel Crowell

"The Brazilian Genius Trying to Get Non-Mathematicians Interested in Maths,"*Vice*, 4 July 2015

- On Peter Scholze, by Claudia Clark

"The Oracle of Arithmetic,"*Quanta Magazine*, 28 June 2016 - On remedial math, by Mike Breen

"Study casts doubt on value of remedial math for college,"*The Washington Post*, 23 June 2016 - On infinity, by Annette Emerson

"Is Infinity Real?,"*Quanta Magazine*, 16 June 2016 - Connecting the dots, by Allyn Jackson

"Delaunay Triangulations: How Mathematicians Connect The Dots,"*Forbes*, 13 June 2016 - On Bayesian math and mental disorders, by Claudia Clark

"Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders,"*Science News*, 13 May 2016 - On Evelyn Boyd Granville and her place in the space race, by Samantha Faria

"Unsung: Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville,"*Undark*, June 13, 2016 - Steven Strogatz on math, by Claudia Clark

"An Ivy League professor explains chaos theory, the prisoner's dilemma, and why math isn't really boring,"*Business Insider*, 8 June 2016 - On Danica McKellar identifying as a mathematician, by Samantha Faria

"Danica McKellar's Inspiring Journey From Winnie Cooper to Mathematician," Yahoo News , 7 June 2016 - On the fluid dynamics of coughs and sneezes, by Rachel Crowell

"Where Sneezes Go,"*Nature*, 2 June 2016 - On computers replacing humans in math, by Allyn Jackson

"Will computers replace humans in mathematics?,"*The Conversation*, 1 June 2016

- On the game Set and combinatorics problems, by Rachel Crowell

"Simple Set Game Proof Stuns Mathematicians,"*Quanta*, 31 May 2016 - On scheduling the NCAA tennis championships, by Claudia Clark

"NCAA Tennis: Meet the 71-year-old mathematician who keeps the championships running on schedule,"*Tulsa World*, 26 May 2016 - Proof shows Ramsey's theorem for pairs is finitistically reducible, by Rachel Crowell

"Mathematicians Bridge Finite-Infinite Divide,"*Quanta*, 24 May 2016 - On math and the brain, by Claudia Clark

"How the hidden mathematics of living cells could help us decipher the brain,"*The Conversation*, 20 May 2016 - On calculators in the classroom, by Samantha Faria

"Calculators in Class: Use Them or Lose Them?,"*The Wall Street Journal*, 20 May 2016 - On a book by Ken Ono about Ramanujan's influence on him, by Claudia Clark

"Finding Ramanujan: Interview with Ken Ono,"*Science Friday*, 13 May 2016 - On using a Turing machine to test some mathematics, by Allyn Jackson

"This Turing machine should run forever unless maths is wrong,"*New Scientist*, 11 May 2016 - On the periodic table of math: the L-functions and Modular Forms Database, by Rachel Crowell

"A new way to explore the mathematical universe,"*Cosmos Magazine*, 11 May 2016 - On NSF's Ideas for Future Investment, by Annette Emerson

"NSF director unveils big ideas, with an eye on the next president and Congress,"*Science*, 10 May 2016 - On Eugenia Cheng, Math and Cooking, by Annette Emerson

"Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake,"*The New York Times*, 2 May 2016

- On Claude Shannon, by Rachel Crowell

"Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100,"*The New Yorker*, 30 April 2016 - On microagression in the STEM workplace, by Annette Emerson

"Speak up about subtle sexism in science,"*Nature*, 26 April 2016 - On Using Your Fingers to Increase Your Mathematical Knowledge, by Samantha Faria

"Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class,"*The Atlantic*, 13 April 2016 - On the brains of mathematicians, by Claudia Clark

"How Does a Mathematician's Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal?,"*Scientific American*, 12 April 2016 - On Fixing Mathematics Education, by Samantha Faria

"4-Part Plan Seeks to Fix Mathematics Education,"*The Chronicle of Higher Education*, April 10, 2016 - On using math to find ET, by Rachel Crowell

"Building a Language to Communicate With Extraterrestrials,"*The Atlantic*, 6 April 2016 - On reviews of
*The Man Who Knew Infinity*film about Ramanujan, by Claudia Clark

"In search of Ramanujan,*Nature*, 31 March 2016, and "Ramanujan biopic*The Man Who Knew Infinity*tells mathematician's journey,"*Daily Mail*, 7 April 2016

- On the sphere packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24, by Rachel Crowell

"Sphere Packing Solved in Higher Dimensions,"*Quanta Magazine*, 30 March 2016 - On designing a marijuana-license lottery, by Samantha Faria

"How to Design a Marijuana-License Lottery,"*The New Yorker*, March 22, 2016 - On preferences of prime numbers, by Rachel Crowell

"Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy,"*Quanta Magazine*, 13 March 2016

"Mathematicians shocked to find patterns in 'random' prime numbers,"*New Scientist*, 19 March 2016 - On coverage of Pi Day 2016, by Samantha Faria
- Stephen Hawking's tribute to his math teacher, by Mike Breen

"Stephen Hawking remembers best teacher,"*BBC News*, 8 March 2016 - On math and music, by Claudia Clark

"Mathematics meets music,"*Ars Technica*, 6 March 2016 - On infinity in the real world, by Allyn Jackson

"Explanimator: Does infinity exist in the real world?,"*New Scientist*, 3 March 2016 - On Michael Atiyah, by Claudia Clark

"Michael Atiyah’s Imaginative State of Mind,"*Quanta Magazine*, 3 March 2016 - On American students doing more complex mathematics, by Claudia Clark

"The Math Revolution,"*The Atlantic*, March 2016

- On a new way of thinking, by Allyn Jackson

"Thinking 2.0,"*New Scientist*, 27 February 2016 - On a betting group's play of the Massachusetts Lottery, by Rachel Crowell

"How a Group of MIT Students Gamed the Massachusetts State Lottery,"*The Atlantic*, 23 February 2016 - On a mathematical model of locust swarms, by Rachel Crowell

"Mathematics Model May Help Control Locusts,"*Voice of America*, 16 February 2016 - On Hermann Mena, Ecuadorian optimal control mathematician, by Rachel Crowell

"A mathematician finds his way through adversity,"*Science*, 2 February 2016 - On a Museum of Mathematics exhibit about Truchet tiles, by Samantha Faria

"At Museum of Mathematics, Meet 2 Beavers That'll Never Meet,"*The New York Times*, 1 February 2016

- On Babylonian astronomers' calculations of Jupiter's position, by Allyn Jackson

"Ancient Babylonian astronomers calculated Jupiter's position from the area under a time-velocity graph,"*Science*, 29 January 2016, and "Ancient maps of Jupiter's path show Babylonians' advanced maths,"*New Scientist*, 28 January 2016 - Finding the most-efficient packing of balls, by Allyn Jackson

"Number of ways to arrange 128 balls exceeds atoms in universe,"*New Scientist*, 28 January 2016 - On using math to solve conspiracy debates, by Claudia Clark

"Can mathematics help solve conspiracy theory debates?,"*Christian Science Monitor*, 27 January 2016 and other media - On Grothendieck's mathematical scribbles, by Allyn Jackson

"Alexander Grothendieck: Legal battle over 'scribblings' of 20th century's 'greatest mathematician',"*The Independent*, 15 January 2016 - On a mathematical tour of Picasso and Pollock, by Claudia Clark

"Artful Geometry,"*Huffington Post*, 11 January 2016 - Coverage of the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings, by Rachel Crowell
- On slicing pizza, by Rachel Crowell

"Mathematicians invent new way to slice pizza into exotic shapes,"*New Scientist*, 8 January 2016 - Math in
*Discover*'s Top 100 Stories of 2015, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"#36: Pennies Yield a Golden Mathematical Insight," "#50: Drinking Up Math's Moonshine," "#55: Pentagon Puzzler,"*Discover Magazine*, January/February 2016

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