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Although I Cannot Prove it - The Goldbach Conjecture

Letter of Christian Goldbach to Leonard Euler from June 7th, 1742 (German and Latin)<p>On the 7th of June in the year of our Lord 1742, Prussian …

Mathematics

What’s Wrong With Common Core Math?

Opinion<p>Posted: Jun 05, 2018 12:45 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>“A royal mess.” …

Mathematics

The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.<p>If you love caffeine, you may think there's never a wrong time for coffee, but a new study says there <i>is</i> a right time to get the most out of your daily cup.<p>Researchers from the United States Army developed an algorithm that …

U.S. Army

The Hidden Depth in Math's Simple Puzzles

Mathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help

How to Know If You're a Victim of Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse, designed to plant seeds of self-doubt and alter your perception of reality. …

A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

Long before robots could run or cars could drive themselves, mathematicians contemplated a simple mathematical question. They figured it out, then …

Mathematics

Is the ‘Pour-Over’ Over? Baristas Say Coffee Machines Have Their Perks

Handcrafted coffee, an artisanal icon, is losing ground to automation<p>At a Philz Coffee shop in Pasadena, Calif., a barista carefully fits a paper filter into a canister, adds ground coffee to it and then, with one arm raised above his head, slowly lowers his arm while pouring hot water over the …

Coffee

This Mathematician Lost Five Years of Work—And Reconstructed It All

"Nadie te quita lo bailado.” (No one can take from you what you’ve danced.)<p>For Federico Ardila, this Latin American expression epitomizes his …

Mathematics

Everything we knew about the Big Bang could be wrong

The Big Bang theory has been the most widely accepted explanation about how our universe all began — but now experts are challenging the …

Black Holes

College Mathematics Journal Contents—November 2017 | Mathematical Association of America

In this final issue of volume 48, the lead article features students exploring the game Lazy Cops and Robbers on graphs; see this month's special …

FYI: What Is Espresso?

Your chocolate-covered espresso beans are a lie<p>Espresso is both widely drunk and widely misunderstood, and even though we're avid drinkers of the stuff here at PopSci, when asked precisely what the term means, we couldn't come up with a satisfying answer. That's because it turns out to be much …

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide

People who are thinking about killing themselves appear to have distinctive brain activity that can now be measured by a computer.<p>In these people, words like "death" and "trouble" produce a distinctive "neural signature" not found in others, scientists report in the journal <i>Nature Human Behaviour</i>. …

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, …

Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths may have distinct musical preferences

Contrary to the movie trope epitomised by Alex in A Clockwork Orange and Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs, psychopaths are no fonder of classical music than anyone else, though they do appear to have other musical preferences, psychologists say.<p>In a study of 200 people who listened to …

Psychology

A Nation of Snowflakes

The greatest threats to free speech in America come from the state, not from activists on college campuses.<p>The American left is waging war on free speech. That’s the consensus from center-left to far right; even Nazis and white supremacists seek to wave the First Amendment like a bloody shirt. But …

Rights & Freedoms

Obama Awards Biden The Presidential Medal Of Freedom In Surprise White House Tribute

He called Biden "the best vice president America has ever had."<p>WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama on Thursday awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a surprise event at the White House paying tribute to him.<p>Moving Biden to …

Obamacare takes first real step closer to repeal after Senate vote

WASHINGTON — After debating seven hours through the night, the Senate voted early Thursday to take the first real step toward repealing Obamacare — a top goal of congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump.<p>Senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that Republicans will use …

We'll Say Goodbye To Our Planet In 1,000 Years, Says Stephen Hawking

Humans have been on Earth for hundreds of thousands of years. So far so good, right? Well, according to famed physicist Stephen Hawking, things …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

University of California

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

Behavioral Sciences

Decriminalizing Mental Illness

Over the last 30 years, the U. S. prison system has become home to more than 350,000 individuals living with a severe mental illness -- that is 10 times the number of patients that receive treatment in state psychiatric hospitals. Our under-resourced, and overcrowded jails and prisons are not …

3 Ways to Be More Emotionally Intelligent at Work

Creating more emotionally astute, mutually satisfying work interactions is something that benefits everyone. There are a few things everyone can do …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

20 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

A clinical psychologist explains why people are getting FOMO

The fear of missing out is an old—actually an ancient—fear, being triggered by the newest form of communication: social media.<p>Our survival as an individual within a tribe, and thus our survival as a species, once hinged on our being aware of threats both to ourselves and to the larger group.<p>To be …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is a Better Democratic Candidate Than Hillary Clinton

Democrats need a candidate capable of winning and must not assume that voters will rely solely upon name recognition as they drive to the polls on November 8, 2016. There's a reason Yahoo writes that "More Americans distrust Hillary Clinton than trust her." There's also a reason that CNN reports 55 …