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The Nobel Prize in Physics Is Really a Nobel Prize in Math

Experiment is the ultimate judge of a theory, and that’s why we need expensive and sophisticated machines like CERN's particle accelerator. But the amazing fact is that scientists like Einstein and Higgs made their discoveries with little more than pen and paper.<p>This year's Nobel Prize in Physics …

A new way to look at math

Britain’s Prince Harry and America’s Meghan Markle become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their marriage in Windsor, England.

Impossible Math app review: How fast and how good are you at math?

Introduction<p>I will be honest with you. I love me some math. I would always try to solve a problem, be it calculating a tip or some simple …

See What Happens When Adults Are Subjected to ‘Hilarious’ Common Core Math

Caleb Bonham, editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, recently took to the streets of Boulder, Colorado, with the specific purpose of frustrating people with Common Core math. Needless to say, he accomplished his goal.<p>Apparently using an actual Common Core math problem, Bonham used a small dry erase …

This Math Question From A Hong Kong Elementary School Test Has Adults Stumped

This math question from an admissions test for an elementary school in Hong Kong is going viral in China.<p>According to ChinaSmack, it was the second-most-popular post on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo on June 5, when it was published.<p>The question was part of an admissions test for …

How Does The Thinking Of A Top 99.999% Math Person Differ From A 99% Math Person?

<i>Answer by Daniel McLaury, Ph.D. Student in Mathematics, on Quora,</i><p>I’ll think about this question in terms of the U.S. population, because that’s easiest for me to picture in my head.<p>There are around 300 million Americans, so 1% of that is 3 million and 0.001% of that is 3,000. So, we can rephrase …

How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life by Jordan Ellenberg – digested read

When am I going to use this? How often have I heard a sophomore student say that in a math class? And I can just hear you now saying, "Hey Jordan, I know I'm a sucker for all these sorta books that claim they're gonna help me understand like really difficult science and math problems that went way, …