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Christian Parents Angry That Their Kids Will Learn About Islam in School

If you're in seventh grade, the Tennessee Board of Education says your social studies class must include discussion about what Islam teaches, how it spread throughout world history, and how Muslims have contributed to mathematics, art, literature, etc. Show More Summary

Mickelson Needing Big Week for Chance at 21st Straight Team

16 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago that he mathematically is eliminated from qualifying for the Presidents Cup team.

Battle of the New 'Big 3' at Deutsche Bank

19 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf.

Movie Review: Love and Competitive Math

Chances are, you never knew there was an annual International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), where nations around the world (over 100 in recent years) send a team of six pre-collegiate mathematics students to compete for individual and team medals. Show More Summary

Risk of cognitive impairment in children born prematurely may be predicted using MRI after birth

School age children who are born prematurely are more likely to have low mathematical achievement, thought to be associated with reduced working memory and number skills, according to a new study.

Math skills count for premature babies

A new study links being born premature with low wages. Researchers have identified a link between being born preterm and decreased intelligence, reading and in particular mathematical ability and have highlighted an effect on earnings into adulthood.

Wearing Adventure Time-themed boots seems like a sure-fire way...

Wearing Adventure Time-themed boots seems like a sure-fire way to embark on awesome adventures yourself. Dr. Martens has created an entire line of Adventure Time Boots. The latest addition to their mathematical selection is the Dr. Martens Marceline boot, straight from the Nightosphere. Show More Summary

Economists' Tribal Thinking

Cultural anthropology can help explain why the downturn caught everyone by surprise: Experts around the world tend to focus on the same mathematical models, looking for patterns in the same limited number of places.

MLB Playoff Picture: Breaking Down the Most Likely AL and NL Scenarios

More than one full month remains until we can know anything for sure. The second wild-card berth keeps several teams mathematically and realistically alive deep into September, and this year possibly into early October as the regular season stretches into a seventh month on the baseball calendar. Show More Summary

Adam Plouff: Building Tools for Animators

“If I’m known for anything it’s the utilization of some of the more obscure features in After Effects and a weirdo obsession with mathematical phenomena,” explained Adam Plouff. Recently the Atlanta-based animator has been expanding his skill set beyond keyframes and diving deep into code. Last week he released Rubber Hose, an After Effects plugin that makes... Read more »

Social Media Conversion Is a Numbers Game

Social media marketing success is all a matter of mathematics. It’s a numbers game, and as such you can more or less predict the outcome, given that you do the right things and take the correct course of actions. It’s important thatShow More Summary

Challenged on Left and Right, the Fed Faces a Decision on Rates

As the Federal Reserve held its annual policy retreat in Wyoming, an approaching action on interest rates, mathematically minor in itself, is being closely watched.

Distant Reading

The study of invisible writings was a new discipline… [the mathematics are] complex, but boil down to the fact that all books, everywhere, affect all other books. This is obvious: books inspire other books written in the future, and cite books written in the past. But the General Theory of L-Space suggests that, in that […]

Could There Be A Unified Theory of Ecology?

A new mathematical system could make it possible to make a simple model of a variety of ecological systems.

MIT Researchers Create Crash-Tolerant File System Guaranteed Not To Lose Data

MIT researchers are planning to present a paper at the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles in October, with details of the first computer file system that is mathematically guaranteed not to lose track of data during crashes. A file system is a vital component of a computer that manages and [...]

Mathematician reveals the mechanism for sustaining biological rhythms

Scientists have predicted how biological circuits generate rhythms and control their robustness, utilizing mathematical modeling based on differential equations and stochastic parameter sampling.

Our number’s up: Machines will do maths we’ll never understand

Software is already cracking theorems that humans have struggled to prove. Future computers could take mathematics to places too complex for our brains to follow

Geometric Paradise: Explore The Realms Of Wild Tiling

Read the original article on ArchDaily. A photo posted by Fireclay Tile (@fireclaytile) on Aug 13, 2015 at 5:07pm PDT What do mathematics and your kitchen backsplash have in common? More than you might think: according to recent findings...Show More Summary

Four-day school week can improve academic performance, study finds

Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers.

Survival Gear: 5 Emergency Items You Should Carry in Multiples

If you were in the military, or know people who were or are, you’ve probably heard someone utter the axiom “Two is one—one is none." This phrase seems a little murky in the mathematics department, but it is spot-on when it comes to real life emergencies and the frequent effects of Murphy’s Law (you know, when bad stuff happens just because it can). Show More Summary

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