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Articles tagged "math"
Eternity in the simplest of formulas.
Further evidence that if something exists, then a pornographic version also exists.
Also: how to fix dictionaries with data.
Researchers have mathematized 3,000 years of human history.
New research suggests girls don't have more math anxiety than boys, they’re just conforming to social stereotypes.
Using mirrors and the physics of light, a mathematician suggests a way we can temporally conceal an event.
Thinking about the hugeness of mathematical numbers like pi can give you a headache, but visualising them can be a thing of beauty.
New and painless techniques show promise for improving math ability via electroshock.
But finding the biggest one is worth a $100,000 prize.
Good ol' evolution beats out technology again.
A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has found that people who get anxious about math experience a neurological reaction similar to experiencing physical pain when they solve math problems.
The thing used to protect most of your digital secrets -- credit card numbers, email accounts, bank account information, whatever -- is a peculiar sort of lock and key, a variety of encryption called public key cryptography. In this secrecy scheme, t…
Last year, a programmer from Japan and a 23- year old student from Northwestern "continued humanity's obsession":http://motherboard.vice.com/2011/10/26/occu-%CF%80-the-strange-history-of-counting-to-pi-3-14159265301 with _pi_ when they successfully c…
It's been one of those weeks: the kind where the Syrian government bombs neighborhoods into dust, a hundred or so people die, and despite international condemnations, the black hole of the uprising just keeps swirling. Is there any reason for hope? I…
The latest calculation of _pi_ required a programmer, a hacked together 48-terabyte hard drive, a lot of hours and a very patient spouse. But humans have been crunching the number Pi since people were scrawling on papyrus.