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The Physics of Drafting in the Tour de France

Power is the most important thing in road bicycle racing like the Tour de France. If you want to move along on a bike at a constant speed, you have …

Tour de France

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Life in the Gaza Strip

<b>Home to 1.9 million people, Gaza is 41km (25 miles) long and 10km wide, an enclave bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Egypt.</b><p>Originally occupied by Egypt, which retains control of Gaza's southern border, the territory was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. Israel withdrew …

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

Flat Earth Society

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

The Top 10: People Whose Names Are Palindromes

I did the Top 10 Palindromes a few years ago, when Mr Memory mentioned Lord Glenelg, a cabinet minister with a palindromic surname. David Mills …

How Poetry and Math Intersect

April is both National Poetry Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, so a few years ago science writer Stephen Ornes dubbed it Math …

Mathematics

Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

Book Details<p>Robert D. Reed Publishers<br>Soft Cover, 120 pages<br>$11.95<br>ISBN-13: 978-1-934759-48-6 <br>Amazon B&N RDR<p>“…the most comprehensive set of mathematical …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Artificial Intelligence

The math behind the perfect free throw

Some 20 years ago, my colleague Dr. Chau Tran and I developed a way to simulate the trajectories of millions of basketballs on the computer.<p>We went …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

6 Deceptively Simple Maths Problems That No One Can Solve

Mind = blown.<p>We all know that maths is really hard. So hard, in fact, that there's literally a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to unsolved …

Pythagorean Theorem by Stretching

This unconventional proof may be done with a little of calculus or without; I find it strikingly charming. The proof (by Andrew Stacey) is based on …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

In Praise of Simple Problems

The mathematician Richard Schwartz finds the hidden depth lurking in simple mathematical puzzles.

Pensioner riddled with cancer stuns doctors - by halting disease in its tracks with wonder spice turmeric

A pensioner has stunned doctors by halting an incurable blood cancer in its tracks - with wonder spice turmeric.<p>Dieneke Ferguson, 67, is leading a …

26 of the best cycling books — essential reading for every type of rider

<b>Updated June 20, 2018</b><p>Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc’s buyer's guide to cycling books in which you’ll find everything you need to know to …

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes, by Tom Ambrose

<b>Title:</b> The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes – From the Velocipede to the Pinarello – The Bicycles That Have Shaped the World<b><br>Author:</b> Tom</b> …

Cycling

Rethinking Math Class With Conrad Wolfram

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Why is the current state of math education not suited for the modern world of computers and phones and other devices?<p>That’s …

Education Technology

Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

June used it the next day. It did not go well. A forest of arms immediately shot up, and June moved frantically around the room answering questions. …

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

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From the Bronze Age to A.D. 500 - The Ancient Eras

Cross-Cultural Timeline of Major Epochs, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical...<p>This is a very basic 4-millennium timeline to show which civilizations …

The Five Big Contributions Ancient India Made to the World of Math

It should come as no surprise that the first recorded use of the number zero, recently discovered to be made as early as the third or fourth century, …

Mathematics

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, …

Coffee

Mathematicians Think Differently

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

Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding

Blue whales are picky eaters. It’s not because they’re finicky about flavors; it's the meal's size that matters. The ocean giants eschew small, …

So you want to be a mathematician?

<i>Dedicated to my incoming doctoral students Daniel and Erin.</i><p>Aspirations<p>A few years back, I volunteered for the Ontario Universities Fair and spoke to …

Coffee to Go: The Nomad Is an Espresso Machine You Can Take Anywhere

<b>* Compact design makes it great for travel<br>* Modeled on classic hand-operated machines<br>* No batteries or electricity required</b><p>Whether you’re a classy …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …