The math gremlin wouldn't give up, and confounded the numbers on May 21, 2011, and again in October, 2011. Camping kept proving one of Albert Einstein's axioms: "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
At 6-8 and mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, the New York Jets can officially begin looking toward 2014. John Idzik and New York's front office will have many big decisions to make this offseason, including the future...Show More Summary
In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama named one challenge as central to our country's future and issued a call to action: prepare 100,000 new, excellent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers over the next 10 years. Show More Summary
You can tell an Ulrich Seidl film by its rigorous form and seemingly digressive improvisations. It's like a corral with mathematically precise iron gates that herd a human menagerie into striking configurations. The previous two sentences...Show More Summary
If you are a fan of the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, then you know that Finn and Jake are always adventuring in and around the Candy Kingdom. They don’t ever seem tempted to eat the…
The A.V. Club’s list of 2013’s best films was a group effort, a mathematically assembled aggregate of seven separate lists filed by our regular film reviewers—with a no. 1 choice worth 15 points, a no. 15 choice worth 1 point, and so forth. Show More Summary
University of Miami physicist and his collaborators discover a mathematical law that explains a wide variety of human confrontations. read more
Midnight came at 11:39 p.m. ET for the New York Jets. The Jets (6-8) were mathematically eliminated late Monday night, when the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) defeated the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left. Show More Summary
From the very distant lands of Reddit comes a confectionary quest of mathematical proportions. This entirely edible recreation of Adventure Time's Candy Kingdom took around 30 hours over the course of a week to make—about the same amount of time the rest of us lugubrious losers might spend re-watching Adventure Time on Netflix. Show More Summary
On Friday, billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner announced a new $3 million prize for mathematics known as the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. This is the third such prize that the Valley's elite have created. In fact, Zuckerberg...Show More Summary
Emperor penguins maintain the tight huddle that protects them from the harsh conditions of an Antarctic winter with stop-and-go movements like cars in a traffic jam, a new study has shown. By using a mathematical model that recreated...Show More Summary
Last Monday, Google took the opportunity to celebrate the 107th birthday of Grace Hopper, the pioneer computer scientist who gave us COBOL and the term “debugging.” She is much more than just a superb mathematical talent; it was Grace Hopper … Continue reading ?
New research shows that if you want to be good at math, you have to practice all different kinds of mathematics.
What makes someone good at math? A love of numbers, perhaps, but a willingness to practice, too. And even if you are good at one specific type of math, you can't trust your innate abilities enough to skip practicing other types if you want to be good.
Every three years, the OECD, in the PISA assessment, studies 15-year-olds around the world to measure performance in reading, mathematics, and science. The results of the 2012 PISA assessment, which had a particular focus on mathematics, just...Show More Summary
PITTSBURGH – A few thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. What it means: The Steelers stayed mathematically alive for the postseason, albeit barely. Unless a ton of things come to pass,...Show More Summary
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mathematically, the New York Jets are alive. But their playoff situation is dire. "This one would be Ripley's if we pull this off," Jets coach Rex Ryan said Sunday after their 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Ryan has been known to be premature with his elimination scenarios -- see 2009 -- but he's right about this. Show More Summary
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys' 37-36 loss against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. What it means for the Cowboys: Mathematically the Cowboys (7-7) have everything in front of them still, which just sounds so...Show More Summary
After a Week 14 embarrassment on the West Coast in which the floundering New York Giants finally buckled in a 37-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers, the winners of two of the last six Super Bowls were mathematically eliminated from the...Show More Summary
This AFC North rivalry game rarely needs any extra fuel, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are close to being mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, and the Cincinnati Bengals are close to winning the AFC North. Those two facts...Show More Summary