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Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins

We’ve known for some time that sleep is important for the restoration and strengthening specific functions in the brain linked to memory, regulating emotions, decision-making, and even creativity. But scientists are now discovering the processes through which sleep also cleans the brain like a …

Alzheimer's Disease

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Books

Resonance Science Foundation

** See corrected image in the following post on page **<br>In western music, the note A is typically tuned to 440Hz, however tuning it to 432Hz could …

Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do Math

Does cancer follow the rules of math? This scientist certainly thinks so — and she's onto something.

In 2005, at the age of 22, Franziska Michor finished her doctorate in evolutionary biology at Harvard University.<p>Michor was born in Vienna, Austria, …

Cancer

Why do people get so anxious about math? - Orly Rubinsten

The Beauty of Numbers in Nature: Mathematical Patterns and Principles from the Natural World (The MIT Press)

From a zebra's stripes to a spider's web: an engaging examination of patterns in nature and the mathematics that underlie them.From a zebra's stripes …

Maryam Mirzakhani: A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Remembering What We Learn

Source/Shutterstock<p>C hildren are born learners, picking up information about the world shortly after birth and continuing for the rest of their …

Pedagogy

When should you settle down?

<i>Christine Rosch</i><p>Who knew equations and graphs could guide your love life? Mathematician Hannah Fry does — and shares a few formulas for finding The …

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

THIS WHAT THE WORLD MAP SOUNDS LIKE ON THE PIANO

Mythbusters: Misconceptions About How Students Learn

Why can't you divide by zero? - TED-Ed

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The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

The Brain

Confidence Biggest Stumbling Block In Math: National Results

The Natick-Based Mathworks released a nationwide study on high school students and their success in math.<p><b>From Mathworks:</b> American high school …

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

Phyllotaxis: Draw flowers using mathematics - R - Online

Project Description<p>R is a tool for doing serious statistics and data analysis. But not everything in life can be serious, life is also beautiful, and …

The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky

Some infinities are bigger than others

There are two types of infinity, and it doesn’t stop there.

Mathematics

7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work

Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the …

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

<i>Once a month, this column</i> <i>will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools.</i> …

How to study smarter

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. First, as I’ve done since my student days, I generously …

A visual introduction to the Fourier Transform

The Fourier Transform is an incredibly useful mathematical function that can be used to show the different parts of a continuous signal. As you can …

Mathematics

Futurist Kevin Kelly Reveals the Superskill of the Future

After reading The Inevitable twice and recommending it to everyone I know, I set up a call to talk with Kevin Kelly about his thoughts on learning. …