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Chelsea’s win marked the 25th consecutive year that Liverpool have mathematically failed to win the title

One Manchester United account on Twitter managed to find a silver lining following the Red Devils narrow defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. A solitary goal from Eden Hazard against Man United earned Jose Mourinho’s men a big three points in the race for the title. Chelsea are now with touching distance […]

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Glenavon host derby rivals Portadown in a battle for European football while Crusaders can mathematically ensure title success.

The Whys, Wherefores, and Wonders of Mathematics

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Check out this delightful video of math teacher Paul Lockhart—author of Measurement, "a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living"—waxing lyrical about the splendors of mathematics and mathematical thinking, and why "the mathematical question is always 'why?'" Read more...

Mathematical angels in the DSS

ASOR BLOG: Zodiac Calendars and Angelic Teaching in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Helen R. Jacobus).Nothing in these manuscripts indicates they are part of mythological books. When reconstructed it can be seen that they contain real astronomical calendars, and actual mathematical material. But angels are at the forefront.

The Women Who Programmed The Future: A Brief History Of Female Computer Scientists

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Long before there were computers that could fit in your pocket - or your living room, for that matter - complex mathematical problems were solved by hand, in a long, tedious, and focus-intensive process of solving, re-solving, checking, then double checking. Show More Summary

6 Concepts About The Mathematics Of Love That Every Woman Should Understand

Mathematician Hannah Fry explores the hidden formulas for finding a special someone and reveals the “top mathematically verifiable tips for love” in The Mathematics of Love.

Freeman Dyson: By the Book

The physicist, mathematician and author, most recently, of “Dreams of Earth and Sky” says the best books he knows about mathematics and physics are nearly a hundred years old.

Patty Jenkins is the New Wonder Woman Director

3 days agoHumor : Topless Robot

It's literally like they did a mathematical formula here. Hmmm, Marvel originally hired her to direct their second movie about a superhero based on a pagan god? AND she's a woman? Bam. Patty Jen...

Should a political party form a coalition? Voters and math decide

A new paper proposes mathematical models to analyze political decision-making. "Mathematics is important in many aspects of social behavior. Politics is just one of these aspects, since some of the typical behavior in politics can be characterized by suitable quantities which, usually, evolve in time," says an author. Show More Summary

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Newton iteration and the Siegel linearisation theorem

An extremely large portion of mathematics is concerned with locating solutions to equations such as or for in some suitable domain space (either finite-dimensional or infinite-dimensional), and various maps or. To solve the fixed point iteration equation (1), the simplest general method available is the fixed point iteration method: one starts with an initial […]

The IRS's Favorite Mathematical Law

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

When it comes to catching tax cheats, the IRS has more than just federal law on its side. The agency’s arsenal also includes a mathematical truth known as Benford’s law. Armed with this law, the IRS can sniff out falsified returns just...Show More Summary

Curbed National: With Algorithms Buying Homes, What Could Go Wrong?

The Wall Street Journal reports that big players in the real estate industry have started to embrace quantitative data analysis and mathematical modeling, using algorithms to evaluate how houses are scouted and purchased. For instance, Blackstone Group's Invitation Homes...

The Golden Ratio Is a Lie 

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Golden Ratio is the secret, silver bullet for refined design and balanced aesthetics. It’s on display in great works of art like the Mona Lisa. Even the Apple logo leans on the Golden Ratio for mathematical order. At least that’s what you’ve been told. FastCo Design’s John Brownlee has news for you, though: “It’s bullshit.” Read more...

Turing's Notebook Sells for Over $1 Million at Auction

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The 56-page manuscript contains his complex mathematical and computer science notations

Computer World : With Algorithms Buying Homes, What Could Go Wrong?

Photo by Travis Wise/Creative Commons The Wall Street Journal reports that big players in the real estate industry have started to embrace quantitative data analysis and mathematical modeling, utilizing algorithms to evaluate how homes are scouted and purchased. For instance,...

Alan Turing’s Only Notebook Sold For $1 Million – Was Kept By Friend As A Dream Journal

Nazi code breaker Alan Turing has been credited with helping the Allies to victory many times over during World War II. Now, the only known notebook containing his mathematical calculations and personal thoughts has been purchased by an unknown buyer for $1 million. Show More Summary

Alan Turing's notebook sells for $1.025 million

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A remarkable scientific document went under the hammer today at Bonham's in New York. The rare handwritten manuscript by Alan Turing in which he made notes on symbolic logic and mathematics during the Second World War for sold for US$1,025,000... Show More Summary

Bad Week For Alien Hunters

For alien hunters, the last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster ride. First there were tantalizing hints that so-called ‘Fast Radio Bursts’ (FRBs) scattered across the deep sky tended towards “integerized” mathematical patterns. News of this remote possibility, in turn, created a minor news flap over whether these [...]

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