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Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Complete Week 17 Preview for New England

Regardless of what the players and Bill Belichick preach, the result of the New England Patriots' Week 17 game is meaningless. Mathematically, it is impossible to suggest that Sunday's outcome against the Buffalo Bills makes any difference...Show More Summary

From Rap Music to Deep Learning Across the Curriculum

Why is rap artist Eminem considered to be such an impressive lyricist? And how does that help my students learn literature, history, current events, science, or mathematics? Here's why Eminem is an outstanding lyricist: So how does that...Show More Summary

Math puzzle

yesterdayOdd : TYWKIWDBI

Who else would give you a math puzzle for Christmas morning? Solve/simplify/reconstitute this mathematical construct into what might be considered a more "elegant" expression.For those who long ago swore that they would never again have anything to do with natural logarithms, the answer is below the fold:Image cropped for space (and source lost):

San Francisco 49ers: A Christmas Wishlist for 2015

With the San Francisco 49ers mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, and with Jim Harbaugh’s tenure with the team apparently coming to an end, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the ownership might be looking to a higher power for help. Show More Summary

Mechanics of cells' long-range communication modeled by researchers

Interdisciplinary research is showing how cells interact over long distances within fibrous tissue, like that associated with many diseases of the liver, lungs and other organs. By developing mathematical models of how the collagen matrix...Show More Summary

How You Can Fake Solving a Rubik's Cube

Matt Parker isn't your average stand-up comedian. He doesn't draw his material from the banalities of everyday life, like many of his peers. His routine substitutes equations and mathematical concepts for toilet humor and political jabs. Show More Summary

20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids

Before the advent of the uber-popular show Mythbusters or the push for more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in... The post 20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids appeared first on Lifehack.

Science Friday Explains Myco-fluidics and the ‘Fungal Freeways’ Fungi Use to Transport Water

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by Science Friday explains the study of myco-fluidics and the “fungal freeways” fungi use to transport water within themselves. The video features Mark Roper, an assistant professor of mathematics at UCLA, explaining his work studying the biology of fungi and how that work can be applied to solve organizational problems for humans. Just […]

NFC Playoff Pictures 2014-15: Scenarios and Standing Heading into Final Week

Just like that, the field of potential NFC playoff teams has shrunk to seven. The heavy lifting is virtually done throughout the conference as the regular season reaches its inevitable conclusion. Only one team has a mathematical chance...Show More Summary

How to wrap a present with mathematical precision (and waste less paper)

It's not hard to wrap a box if you don't care how much wrapping paper or tape you use, but what if you care about efficiency? What if your aim is to use only what you need? Mathematician Sara Santos, who specializes in finding entertaining ways to popularize math, worked out the formula for a wrap that uses paper and tape most efficiently. Show More Summary

Can't fault Dolphins owner for patience as he sticks with Joe Philbin

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was beaming in the locker room Sunday, following his team's 37-35 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Although Miami was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs about 20 minutes...Show More Summary

Chargers vs. 49ers: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 Regular Season

On the strength of a furious second-half comeback, the San Diego Chargers wrested victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday, beating the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, 38-35, in Levi's Stadium. Although the 49ers were mathematically...Show More Summary

Yellowstone's thermal springs: Their colors unveiled

Researchers have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs and can visually recreate how they appeared years ago, before decades of tourists contaminated the pools with make-a-wish coins and other detritus.

Yellowstone's thermal springs -- their colors unveiled

WASHINGTON D.C., December 19, 2014 - Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunningShow More Summary

How economic theory can help stop sexual assault

Photo by Flickr user Chase Carter. Editor’s Note: Michael Chwe studies game theory — as he says, “the mathematical analysis of strategic thinking.” In particular, he’s interested in how game theory shapes everyday life, as well as what everyday life can teach us about game theory. MORE FROM MICHAEL CHWE Gaming Mr. Show More Summary

Jay Cutler's Benching Too Little, Too Late for Bears

In case you missed it, the Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has decided to bench Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen, per Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times. The Bears are mathematically eliminated from the postseason, and...Show More Summary

Contrasting views of kin selection assessed

Researchers have used several different ways of testing Hamilton's rule, the core mathematical formula of kin selection, as an explanation for the evolution of much altruistic behavior in animals. These vary in their realism and their ability to generate predictions. Show More Summary

Jaynes on Mathematical Courtesy

Edwin Jaynes rails against modern mathematical writing.

'Microlesions' in Epilepsy Discovered by Novel Technique

Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy.

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