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M. C. Escher And The Droste Effect

4 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. The Droste effect is the effect of a picture appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. YouTube link The Presurfer

Being Naughty or Nice is in Your DNA

Scientists have discovered that our attitude and altruism is genetic. They designed a mathematical model examining social behavior and the role of genetics (genetic polymorphism). By using colonies of microbes as inspiration, they showed how some individuals are more generous than others in social interactions. It was...

Animals 'inherit' their social network from their mothers, study shows

Two biologists have developed a mathematical model of the way social networks arise in animal populations. Though relatively simple, their model generated networks that faithfully recapitulated important properties of networks observed in field-collected data from four very different animal populations: spotted hyenas, sleep lizards, rock hyrax and bottlenose dolphins.

49 ways to celebrate the most perfect (math) day of the year

June 28—6/28 or 28/6—is the most mathematically perfect day of the year (and Tau day). Celebrate by befriending a perfect number. Continue reading ? The post 49 ways to celebrate the most perfect (math) day of the year appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Angels fall to last place in the division with loss

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The double-digit deficit in the division is daunting, the injuries seem insurmountable, but Angels Manager Mike Scioscia remains undeterred. As long as his team is mathematically alive and he can find enough healthy players to field a squad, he will not raise the white flag. “No way will we ever...

Scientists uncover route for finding out what makes individuals nice or nasty

A University of Exeter scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay nasty. Dr Sasha Dall, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical...Show More Summary

Lies Damned Lies Statistics, Never Trust Numbers You’re Handed

Abuse of mathematics has to be one of the most pernicious ways of trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes and one of the most often abused. It counts on the fact that doing calculations is time consuming and for some people tedious,...Show More Summary

Maximizing biomedical research through integrated science

In this Policy Forum, Phillip Sharp, Tyler Jacks and Susan Hockfield discuss the need for better integration of engineering, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences with biomedical science, as they publish a report this week outlining key recommendations in this space. Show More Summary

Art, mathematics and a spider crab at the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

In spite of the loss of a large part of its collection, the museum remains a wonderful place to visit. For the historical specimens of course but also for a number of artefacts that are interesting from an artistic point of view

The Mathematical Reason SEO Is the Best Long-Term Marketing Strategy

A well-rounded SEO strategy can earn a far higher ROI than any other strategy in the long term. Here's the proof. Read the full article at MarketingProfs

What about Bernie? Still running and keeping security detail

Sanders was mathematically eliminated from the Democratic presidential race earlier this month, but the Vermont senator isn't ready to bow out and that means highly trained Secret Service agents shadow his every move at a cost to taxpayers...Show More Summary

The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything

With these five symbols, Laplace read the universe. The post The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything appeared first on WIRED.

Runaway carbon emissions threaten two-thirds of the Earth's oxygen supply

As the world struggles to find effective ways to limit carbon emissions and slow global warming, a recent study has found that the stakes may be higher than anyone has realized. According to Sergei Petrovskii, an applied mathematicsShow More Summary

Diamond-based resonators might become highly sensitive detectors

Physicists from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and the Siberian Federal University have mathematically modelled diamond-based microstructures for producing compact high sensitivity sensors. read more

Understanding rogue ocean waves may be simple after all

An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters high.

A rare astronomical phenomenon is about to happen for the first time in 70 years — here’s how to watch

Tonight, the full moon will rise on the same night as the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Although mathematical predictions say this event should happen every 15 years, this is the first time it’s happening in Universal...Show More Summary

The New Mathematical Formula for Happiness is Here

They say money can’t buy happiness, but if you can afford to go to college and get an advanced math degree, the money you spent can help you understand a new mathematical formula for happiness that improves upon a previous mathematical formula for happiness that was missing...

What was the Chance of Ferris Bueller Being Caught on His Day Off?

This academic has run the mathematical simulations. The post What was the Chance of Ferris Bueller Being Caught on His Day Off? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Graph Databases Rising to the Top

by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan recently wrote in Search Data Management, “Graph databases and analytics systems have been quiet, ‘under the covers’ technologies for some time. Based on mathematical notions of structure, they did a pretty good job of modeling relationships between data elements in special settings, but their use has been narrow. Show More Summary

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