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Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have developed a novel mathematical method inspired by Darwinian evolution to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Dissecting Virality—The Mathematical Formula

Guest author Gal Nachum is an entrepreuner, 5X founder and startup advisor. If the holy grail of mobile and consumer online service could be summarized in one word, it would be “virality.” The great thing about virality, as the measure of how fast or far a product or service gets shared, is... Continue reading

How to Win $350,000 on FanDuel and the Mathematics of Daily Fantasy Sites

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Why the unregulated daily fantasy industry smells so fishy the past week.

Ben Carson is living in fantasy land: Using the power of positive thinking to defy basic mathematics

How will Ben Carson conquer space, cut taxes, balance the budget, and lower the debt? By believing in himself

Quote of the Day: Japanese Mathematician Discovers Marvelous Brain-Altering Proof

From Davide Castelvecchi, writing about an impenetrable 500-page mathematical proof that might change the field forever if it's verified: But so far, the few who have understood the work have struggled to explain it to anyone else. “Everybody...Show More Summary

'Psychic robot' will know what you really meant to do

Bioengineers have developed a mathematical algorithm that can “see” your intention while performing an ordinary action like reaching for a cup or driving straight up a road -- even if the action is interrupted.

Predictive policing substantially reduces crime in Los Angeles during months-long test

Crime in Los Angeles dropped dramatically when the Los Angeles Police Department deployed officers based on crime predictions made by a mathematical model, a team of scholars and police department colleagues reports today. The mathematical model would be effective in cities worldwide, the researchers said.

How, mathematically, to make something go viral on Facebook

Researchers have proposed a strategic approach for information spreading via Facebook using cancer screenings as a health intervention. They use Facebook to identify social clusters and opinion leaders and mathematically determine the best way to spread information, using health information as the subject.

Silicon Valley broker Ken DeLeon is killing it with an agent employee model

Ken DeLeon is the founder of Silicon Valley firm DeLeon Realty. With a degree in mathematics and economics, he graduated from University of California-Berkeley Law School. He practiced law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms in the Silicon Valley. Show More Summary

Seth MacFarlane To Host 2015 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony On National Geographic Channel!

  Seth MacFarlance will host the 2015 Breakthrough Prize ceremony on National Geographic Channel. The Breakthrough Prize is an annual awards given to honor the authors of breakthroughs in physics, life sciences and mathematics. MacFarlane,...Show More Summary

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Toward the end of Lauren Groff’s dazzling third novel Fates and Furies is an observation: “It was mathematical, marriage. Not, as one might expect, additional. It was exponential.” This is not only one of the novel’s treasure trove of insights about the human condition, but it also describes the essential thrust of this white whale of a novel.

Climate Models “Over-Estimate Future Warming By As Much As 10 Times”

I know you’re utterly shocked that there are vast problems with the Cult of Climastrology’s computer models (Perth Now) A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may

Medical News Today: Scientists discover body clock switch

Scientists have created a mathematical model of how the circadian clock works and have discovered a 'switch' that may be instrumental in preventing sleep and circadian disorders.

Marty teaches about mathematics and learning

My buddy Sam came home from back-to-school night at Wellesley Middle School inspired by his son's math teacher, Marty Wagner. He related Marty's message to the parents, that mathematics is about taking risks and making mistakes. He said,...Show More Summary

Flamebait: “Mathiness” in economics and political science

Political scientist Brian Silver points me to his post by economist Paul Romer, who writes: The style that I [Romer] am calling mathiness lets academic politics masquerade as science. Like mathematical theory, mathiness uses a mixture...Show More Summary

Data analysis vs statistics

John Tukey preferred the term “data analysis” over “statistics.” In his paper Data Anaysis, Computation and Mathematics, he explains why. My title speaks of “data analysis” not “statistics”, and of “computation” not “computing science”; it does not speak of “mathematics”, but only last. Why? … My brother-in-squared-law, Francis J. Anscombe has commented on my use of […]

Mathematics For Optimal Wing Design

A new mathematical model shows that the most efficient moving wings have a spring joint along the leading edge; better drones and underwater robots may follow.

Bayesianism in mathematics and philosophy

Bayesianism is a mathematical concept, but it is used in epistemological contexts. Basically, it is a model of what confirmation is. From the Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy; Though a mathematical triviality, the Theorem's central...Show More Summary

new and old thoughts about teaching mathematical proofs

A long, long time ago, I used to teach math. One of the central questions in mathematical education at the college level is how to teach mathematical proofs. Sometimes, you had pessimistic conversations. People simply had “mathematical maturity” and there wasn’t much you could do about it. There is truth to this –  some people […]

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