# Graham Bock

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### Textbook on number theory acclaimed for its novel approach

It's not often that a mathematics textbook is described as "gorgeous" or "a work of practical art." But <i>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers</i> by Martin …

Mathematics### This simple math riddle is stumping the internet — see if you can solve it

• <b>Mumsnet user PeerieBreeks shared a math riddle on a message board for parents.</b>• <b><br>The question asks how much money a man makes or loses after buying and</b> …

Mathematics### People Notice There’s Something Wrong With The Rock’s New Movie Poster, And Things Escalate Quickly

People are calling Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock-et’ after he shared a poster of his upcoming movie. The action thriller is set in the not-so-distant …

Film Posters### Listen to Neil Young’s entire back catalog for free in HD audio

In conjunction with the release of his 39th album <i>The Visitor</i>, singer-songwriter Neil Young has just opened the doors to his vault with the Neil Young …

Music Industry### Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?

Mathematics### Maths goes to the movies

By Joan Lasenby<i>Got your popcorn? Picked a good seat? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the credits roll...</i>First objects are modelled as wire …

Mathematics### Complex numbers: Why do we love them?

Imagine you are minding your own business, solving some equations at school or work. You start with , and pretty quickly realise this this equation …

Mathematics### 7 Mouthwatering Garlic Mashed Potato Recipes Just in Time for the Holidays

'Tis the season for carbs, slow cookers, and instant pots. But let's get the hard part out of the way first. Before you click away and shun me …

Cooking### The Guardian view on vinyl: getting its groove back

Sainsbury’s has launched own-label records to capitalise on the revival of the format. That’s a good thing<p>Every so often, when hope is almost lost, an endangered species claws its way back from the brink. With loving care, a population flourishes and even re-establishes itself in the wild. Vinyl …

Sainsbury'S### Your Data Are Probably Biased And That's Becoming A Massive Problem

Beware of black boxes<p>Nobody sets out to be biased, but it's harder to avoid than you would think. Wikipedia lists over 100 documented biases from authority bias and confirmation bias to the Semmelweis effect, we have an enormous tendency to let things other than the facts to affect our judgments. …

Critical Thinking### Fats Domino: Remembering a Rock and Roll Pioneer

The pianist and singer, who died at 89, was one of the few remaining links to the era when jazz, blues, boogie, and R&B were melding to form a new genre.<p>Fats Domino lands near the top of the list in any debate about who invented rock and roll, but in reality, the great pianist and singer’s work …

### Alan Turing’s school report reveals little of his genius

Items from codebreaker’s life – and death – go on display at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge<p>In 1929, a teenager’s end-of-term report noted that his English reading was weak, his French prose was very weak, his essays grandiose beyond his abilities, and his mathematical promise undermined by his …

Alan Turing### Vince Staples Breaks Down Eminem's Trump Freestyle

Last week, a huge percentage of hip-hop lauded Eminem for his fiery freestyle against President Trump at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Despite …

### A teacher’s trick test question fooled the internet

A question on a teacher’s math quiz about an orchestra playing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony became a meme over the weekend because it didn’t make sense.<p>…

### 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 …

### When Math Discoveries Led to Banned Numbers

The literature world has seen more than its share of controversy. The best stories tend to provoke the strongest reactions—both positive and …

### ' Too many teaching methods are based on myths and assumptions – it's time to wake up to reality'

I always take pleasure in seeing teachers being celebrated for their hard work and contribution. Although I was travelling for much of World Teachers …

### Mathematicians Think Differently

Yes, it is correct mathematicians think differently and extraordinarily. It is expected of them as traditional approach will lead to traditional …

### Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century<p>Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is …

Mathematics### Beyond 'Hitchhiker': 15 Archival Neil Young Albums We'd Like to Hear

From 'Time Fades Away II' to 'Homegrown' and Crazy Horse's killer 2003 Bonnaroo set, a look at the best of Young's overflowing vault<p>Neil Young's 2014 …

### The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s

• Parade<p>Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo<p>1966<p>200<p>Composer Ennio Morricone and director Sergio Leone worked in tandem throughout the 1960s on Italian spaghetti westerns, and their masterpiece is <i>The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly</i>. <i></i>The entire three-hour epic is conjured fully in the first five notes of …

Jerry Lee Lewis### How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made

Forty years ago, we sent a message to extraterrestrials—a collection of sights and sounds of life on Earth.<p>We inhabit a small planet orbiting a medium-sized star about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way galaxy—around where Track 2 on an LP record might begin. In cosmic …

### 11 maths podcasts to get you ready for the new term

<b>Ed Southall (Part 2), Puzzles and lessons from Japan</b> <br>Here, Southall discusses why maths puzzles are important, what makes a good puzzle, how maths …

### Numbers of Zeros in a Million, Billion, Trillion, and More

Learn how many zeros are in all numbers, even googol<p>If you have ever wondered what number comes after a trillion, read on. For example, do you know …

### Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

### The 50 Greatest Pink Floyd Songs: Critic's Picks

If Led Zeppelin were the band most responsible for hard rock's vertical expansion in the '70s, hitting previously unforeseeable heights for the …

### The Formula for Chi-Square Statistic

To see how to compute a chi-square statistic using the formula, suppose that we have the following data from an experiment:<p>Expected: 25 Observed: …

### Watch: This James Brown song was the soundtrack to the Long Hot Summer of 1967

The dawn of funk had political undertones<p>During the Long Hot Summer of 1967, when American cities were literally on fire and riots spread from Tampa …

### These animations will help you understand the math concepts you never got in high school

Math can be hard. In school, many survive math class by memorizing the needed formulas without ever really understanding why they work in the first place. Simple animations can help you see the math at work.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

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