Legal fights over racial and partisan gerrymandering are intensifying and mathematicians think they can help. Specialists in geometry are training to become expert witnesses in redistricting cases around the country.
Stephon Alexander once downplayed the connections he saw between jazz and physics, concerned that — as "the only black person" in his professional circle — his credibility would be questioned.
Homeless young people can often be targets of theft and assault by homeless adults. Two 23-year-olds in Boston founded a new shelter to assure their peers are safe, warm, welcomed and supported.