These are the coolest STEM picks for the next generation of forward-looking kids—kids who are learning code as their second and third language before they lose their first teeth. Take a look at what kids are learning and playing with right now, and where the technology of play is headed.

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Unlocking the Physics of Our Universe: Unusual Numbers Found in Particle Collisions

Coincidence or the key to understanding our physical world?

November 29, 2016
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World’s Largest Math Proof Solved. And It Takes Up 200 Terabytes

Three computer scientists have produced, through the use of a supercomputer, a 200-terabyte file containing the solution to a Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, a puzzle that has eluded mathematicians for decades.

June 3, 2016
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Scientists Launched an Enormous Atlas of the Mathematical Universe

We're making a "genealogy" of the mathematical cosmos and have more than 20 million objects catalogued.

May 16, 2016
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New Largest Prime Number Was Just Discovered, and It’s 22 Million Digits Long

The biggest prime number yet has just been discovered, and it weighs in at a whopping 22,338,618 digits long. Furthermore, it belongs to a very rare class of primes called "Mersenne primes."

January 25, 2016
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Scientists Just Proved A Fundamental Quantum Physics Problem is Unsolvable

For the very first time, researchers have proven that a fundamental physics problem is actually unsolvable. The problem relates to the spectral gap, and could lead to new and better understandings of physics.

December 11, 2015