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The Simple Math Calculation That Has a Major Impact on Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight, it's common to focus solely on the calories we take in and those we burn. But how exactly do we even figure out what exactly we are burning? It's not as if we want to walk around all day wearing a heart rate monitor. Show More Summary

Judge: Fight Gerrymandering with Math

Adam Liptak, New York Times: In October, when the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could reshape American politics, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. registered an objection. There was math in the case, he said, and it was complicated. Show More Summary

How to avoid a sucker bet – with a little help from maths

Sitting in a bar, you start chatting to a man who issues you a challenge. He hands you five red and two black cards. After shuffling, you lay them on the bar, face down. He bets you that you cannot turn over three red cards. And to help you, he explains the odds.

The Star Wars 'Cantina Band' as played on a Rubik's Cube

14 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last week we witnessed the Star Wars "Cantina Band" theme song being played with a pencil as a math formula. Now, YouTuber TheCubician has made of a video of him playing the song simply by manipulating a Rubik's Cube. It now seems like a challenge to come up with new, crazy ways to play the song. Show More Summary

According to bartenders, here’s exactly how much you should tip on a drink

You’re two (OK, three) glasses of vino in, and it’s definitely time to head home. But hold up, now you’re expected to do math? Rude. Read more...

The IRS hired bill collectors to collect back taxes — and got ripped off

For all its faults, the Internal Revenue Service at least is expected to know the value of a dollar. But its math skills — and management skills — have been called into question by a recent internal report finding that in setting up a program allowing private bill collectors to dun taxpayers for...

A birth-control app that's 'as effective as the pill using only math' is facing a major problem

Birth control app Natural Cycles is under fire in Sweden after 37 women reported getting pregnant while using the app as contraception. Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm reported the cases to the national medical device regulator,...Show More Summary

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

The Fields Medal fallacy: Why this math prize should return to its roots

(Dartmouth College) The Fields Medal, whose origins date back to the 1930s, will be issued again this year in August to up to four of the world's most accomplished mathematicians under the age of 40. In a commentary for Nature, Michael...Show More Summary

How robot math and smartphones led researchers to a drug discovery breakthrough

For us humans, a healthy brain handles all the minute details of bodily motion without demanding conscious attention. Not so for brainless robots – in fact, calculating robotic movement is its own scientific subfield.

Thornton P. Knowles On The Mystery Of Advanced Math And Intellectual Superiority

For me, math is adding, subtracting, multiplying, fractions, and percentages. Beyond that, math is a mystery I was never able to solve. Maybe that's because I'm not smart enough to figure out the clues. I'll have to live with knowing there's a universe of knowledge out there beyond me. Show More Summary

Bigfoot, Giants and Triangulation

3. It's a number that seems to show a lot whether it's the Holy Trinity, pyramids or Feng Shui principals. There is a balance to three sides as it allows a third perspective to add depth to a two-way perspective. In math, a cube is a number multiplied by itself three times. Show More Summary

Clever maths will stop hackers spying on the quantum internet

Quantum communications are theoretically secure, but keeping a complex quantum network unhackable in practice is more difficult than expected

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

(University of Waterloo) Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Deities Washed Up In A Sewage Leak

2 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Panda Bear “Part of the Math” “Part of the Math” is built around a blaring tone that evokes the aesthetics of a loud, overdriven electric guitar without necessarily sounding like it. Panda Bear has done this trick a few times before, and it’s always interesting to me – familiar and alien all at once; a […]

An Enhanced Mathematical Expression Recursive Descent Parser in C#

A very scalable recursive descent math expression parser with built in math functions and variable storage in C#.

Clever maths will stop hackers spying on the quantum internet

Quantum communications are theoretically secure, but keeping a complex quantum network unhackable in practice is more difficult than expected

‘Pokémon GO’ Players Are Trying To Crack The Maddening Math Of EX Raid Invites

Pokemon GO players are trying hard to crack the math behind EX raid invites. Have they done it?

Dancing arms give faceless clock the edge

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We've seen a number of frankly bizarre time-keepers over the years, including a watch that uses famous landmarks to show time zones, a clock that makes you solve math problems and another that displays the time as shadows when someone touches its face. Show More Summary

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