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Mathematics World Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win Fields Medal

Added: 17.07.2017 14:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The brilliant Stanford professor, killed by breast cancer at 40, worked with shapes unconstrained by the real world

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What Are Mixed Fractions?

Added: 08.07.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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How do they work? And how can you turn them into improper fractions? Keep on reading to find out!

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Review: Remembering Sofya Kovalevskaya

Added: 03.07.2017 13:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Michèle Audin’s book about Sofya Kovalevskaya is a fascinating combination of biography, personal reflections, and fictional digressions

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4 More FAQs About Percentages

Added: 28.06.2017 10:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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How do you quickly calculate 25% of a number? Or 33% of a number? And how can you quickly calculate percentage increases?

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Nil Communication: How to Send a Message Without Sending Anything at All

Added: 27.06.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Physicists have exploited the laws of quantum mechanics to send information without transmitting a signal. But have they, really?

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The Tao of Tau

Added: 27.06.2017 7:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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There are plenty of arguments for why the lesser known Greek letter should be as popular as its more famous cousin

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Keep Rolling Luggage Upright with Physics

Added: 21.06.2017 20:05 | 1 views | 0 comments

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A team of physicists has revealed why rolling suitcases start rocking from wheel to wheel—and how to avoid that frustrating phenomenon. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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How a Math Formula Could Decide the Fate of Endangered U.S. Species

Added: 19.06.2017 9:00 | 2 views | 0 comments


Feds consider "conservation triage" that would let some animals go extinct to save funds for protecting others

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For World Tessellation Day, Remember to Look Down

Added: 17.06.2017 9:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


June 17 is World Tessellation Day. Take a moment to look at the beautiful patterns under your feet

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The Maths of Life and Death: Our Secret Weapon in the Fight against Disease

Added: 15.06.2017 11:30 | 1 views | 0 comments


Mathematics is increasingly integral to biology as more detailed experiments in recent years have led to a huge influx in biological data

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How Mother Nature and a Pentagon Mathematician Created the World's Largest Instrument

Added: 09.06.2017 9:15 | 2 views | 0 comments


The Great Stalacpipe Organ operates by rhythmically striking 37 different stalactites scattered across the 3.5-acre cave

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How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space

Added: 07.06.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


What does it really mean for a satellite to orbit the Earth? What’s the math behind it? And what’s the math behind the rockets that get those satellites into orbit? Keep on reading to...

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A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Poincaré Homology Sphere

Added: 04.06.2017 9:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


If it quacks like a sphere...

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What Does Compactness Really Mean?

Added: 27.05.2017 15:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


It took me a long time to understand the mysterious mathematical property of compactness

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Harnessing Serendipity

Added: 18.05.2017 7:00 | 2 views | 0 comments


Innovation is critical to sustained economic growth—and mathematics can help us understand how it works

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Is There a Link between Music and Math?

Added: 15.05.2017 7:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


Nadine Gaab, an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Jennifer Zuk, a doctoral student at Harvard University, answer:

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The Sneaky Danger of Space Dust

Added: 11.05.2017 19:40 | 2 views | 0 comments


When tiny particles of space debris slam into satellites, the collision could cause the emission of hardware-frying radiation. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Douady Rabbit

Added: 07.05.2017 9:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


Come for the fractals. Stay for the bunny puns

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Math under My Feet

Added: 29.04.2017 10:00 | 1 views | 0 comments


I took a walk and tripped—almost literally—over a beautiful octagonal tiling

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Shoelace Study Untangles a Knotty Problem

Added: 12.04.2017 20:48 | 1 views | 0 comments


Researchers have trotted out data that show a combination of whipping and stomping forces is what causes laces to unravel without warning. Karen Hopkin reports.

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