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Moffitt researchers demonstrate mathematical modeling limits aggressive tumor cell growth

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at the Moffitt found that mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment.

Moffitt Researchers Demonstrate Mathematical Modeling Can Identify Ways to Limit Aggressive Tumor Cell Growth

Researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center recent study found that mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment.

The competition between airlines and high-speed trains

A team of researchers from two Spanish universities, UPM and URJC, in collaboration with MIT researchers, has developed a mathematical model that assesses the competition between both legacy and low-cost airlines, and high-speed trains. Show More Summary

The Mathematical Poet: Exploring Edgar Allan Poe’s Logical Imagination

In “The Philosophy of Composition," Poe is critiquing Poe with the objectivity of a scientist studying a specimen under a microscope. The post The Mathematical Poet: Exploring Edgar Allan Poe’s Logical Imagination appeared first on The Millions.

Databases from finite categories

Spivak and Kent (2011). Ologs: A categorical framework for knowledge representation: In this paper we introduce the olog, or ontology log, a category-theoretic model for knowledge representation (KR). Grounded in formal mathematics, ologs can be rigorously formulated and cross-compared in ways that other KR models (such as semantic networks) cannot. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Budget Makes A Really Basic Numbers Error

The White House made a basic mathematical error when trying to prove that massive tax cuts would pay for themselves and then some, according to a leading economist who advised former President Barack Obama. In a column in the Washington...Show More Summary

Dude creates a how-to for an Ed Sheeran album, totally nails it

If you want to know how to write an Ed Sheeran album, this dude's got your back. YouTube user John Fassold hilariously roasted the singer/songwriter with a dead-on how-to of a Sheeran album. From a mathematic album title in the veinShow More Summary

'Adventure Time' Is Coming to 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' in a Mathematical Mash-Up Pack

Minecraft mash-up packs have been some of the neatest new additions to the game on all platforms, and seeing some big franchises collaborate with the iconic crafting title has gone some way to keeping the gameplay fresh amidst numerous other activities competing for your time. The Super Mario series came out in force in the

Emmy Noether's Mathematics as Hotel Decor

A Chicago hotelier and self-confessed science nerd recruits a mathematician and artist to decorate his new property -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have developed a mathematical 'face-recognition' method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.

Pescara beats Palermo in matchup of relegated Serie A teams

Last-place Pescara beats visiting Palermo 2-0 for its third victory of the season in a matchup of two squads that have already been mathematically relegated from Serie A        

The right thing to do: Why do we follow unspoken group rules?

(National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)) How you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel -- these often unspoken rules of a group are social norms, and many are internalized to such a degree that you probably don't even notice them. Show More Summary

Female STEM leaders more likely to back policies aiding women

For decades, higher ed administrators have talked about the need for more female professors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments. But what is the best way to recruit and retain those professors? On that point, men and women sometimes disagree, according to new Cornell research.

Calcium dynamics regulating the timing of decision-making in C. elegans

(Osaka University) All animals make decisions according to information, but the detailed mechanism is not known. The researchers found that, a tiny worm chooses the direction in an odor space by mathematically integrating the information of odor concentration. Show More Summary

Black professor tells white men to quit their jobs because they’re taking up room for someone else

Yes, and this isn’t racist AT ALL, right? Hawaii assistant mathematics professor Piper Harron thinks white men need to quit their jobs and make room for others. You know… racism,

A mysterious force is pushing the universe apart — here's how it could rip our galaxy to shreds

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains one of the most prominent theories of how our universe will meet its fate. You can learn more fascinating science at this year's 10th annual World Science Festival in NYC taking place from May 30-June 4. Show More Summary

Where do numbers come from?

4 days agoAcademics : Pharyngula

When I was addressing this lunacy about how God exists because minds and mathematics are supernatural, I was also thinking about a related set of questions: biologically, how are numbers represented in the brain? How did this ability evolve? I knew there was some interesting work by Ramachandran on the representation of digits and numerical…

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 19th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Who wouldn't want to tour the Garden of Mathematical Sciences with Plato as their guide? If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. 2 billion: Android users; 1,000: cloud TPUs freely...Show More Summary

BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND: New ‘Social Justice’ Math Class Teaches Kids That Math Is Evil, Dehu…

BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND: New ‘Social Justice’ Math Class Teaches Kids That Math Is Evil, Dehumanizing. “Mathematics… have been used to trick indigenous peoples out of land and property.”

Four short links: 18 May 2017

Checking Fact-Checkers, Simpler Java, JSON Feed, and Street-Fighting Mathematics Checking How Fact-checkers Check -- I evaluate the performance of two major online fact-checkers, Politfact at Tampa Bay Times and Fact Checker at Washington...Show More Summary

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