Andrea Van Wyk

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I’m 23, I just graduated from university, and I’m single.<p>Many of my friends are married, and a few are starting to have children. And I feel as if I …

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The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky

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God's Letter To The Struggling College Christian

If you're like me, panic attacks come strong and often. Sometimes, I can't pull myself out of them but other times I can. When I focus on the good, …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Math isn't hard, it's a language | Randy Palisoc | TEDxManhattanBeach

The Chemistry of Building Better Habits

8 min read<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy.<p>Here’s how it works:<p>Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let’s say you are holding a match and that you gently …

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birdwatching math puzzles: super challenging and tricky

This summer as we usually do, I’m trying each week to include some new and exciting math fun.In the form of puzzles or chocolate challenges or number …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

Don't freak if you can't solve a math problem that's gone viral

It’s been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing …

Is It Time to Give Up on the Red Sox Pitching Staff? What Statistical Thinking Can Tell Us

Here are some troubling numbers: Clay Buchholz’s ERA is 5.73; Wade Miley’s is 5.60. Collectively, the Boston Red Sox’s staff ERA is 4.90, second …

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Top 6 amazing websites to polish up your math skills online

Sometimes, students need more than just classroom teaching to completely understand different concepts and formulas of math. Just like social life …

Where's the Math?

Lydia’s idea emerged when I was teaching multiplication in her third grade class. To engage the students with connecting real-world situations to …

Eugenia Cheng: How to Bake Pi

Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece?

Hipster chronometer uses squares inside a golden rectangle to tell the time, and even doubles as a lava lamp.<p>Don’t you find clock faces quite aggressive, their hands and numbers constantly reminding you of the passing of the time?<p>If so, this beautiful invention is for you.

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Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than five million views. For a couple of days they were the most popular stories across the entire Guardian website.<p>…

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Explained: Beaker Ball Balance Problem

Chemistry set pencils can turn life-saving tests into child’s play

<i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>If you’ve ever sat opposite a doctor and wondered what she was scribbling on her notepad, the answer may soon not only be medical notes on your condition, but real-time chemical preparations for an instant diagnostic test.<p>Thanks to the work of a …

Kitchen Science: We Used Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

In the week after Easter, we had a lot of old Peeps lying around. No one seemed that interested in eating them, so we used them to measure the speed of light.<p>For centuries the speed of light was an enduring, infuriating mystery. Philosophers, physicists and astronomers from Galileo on down studied …

Can you solve the maths question for Singapore schoolkids that went viral?

Albert, Bernard and Cheryl’s threesome sets the web aflutter

Beaker Ball Balance Problem

Physicists Figure Out Why Honey Falls In Twists

A delicious physics problem<p>A stream of honey falls onto a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Before you devour this breakfast treat, you might notice that the honey you poured formed a wavy pattern on the biscuit's surface, an unintentional decoration for your morning snack.<p>Most people might think …

How big is a mole? (Not the animal, the other one.) - Daniel Dulek

The word “mole” suggests a small, furry burrowing animal to many. But in this lesson, we look at the concept of the mole in chemistry. Learn the …

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