Patrick Mulholland

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Fibonacci Lemonade

How would one make mathematical cuisine? Not just food that looks mathematical (like math cookies), but something that you truly have to eat and …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Kids

Report: Students in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S. - CNN.com

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>In 2012 the …

The sine and cosine functions for the circle, as every student should see them

(<b>Edit</b>: the animation is also available, without watermark, at higher resolution and slower frame rate at Wikimedia Commons.)<p><b>HAPPY PI DAY!</b> To celebrate, here’s this long-due animation of the usual trigonometric functions, sine and cosine, geometrically defined in terms of the unit circle.<p>I know this animation is a bit of the same as several others of my previous animations , but this is THE version that I should have done ages ago, if not done first of all.<p>This is what the sine and cosine …

Applications of Mathematics

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time by StudyGeek

<b>The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time</b> by StudyGeek<p>The greatest mathematicians have shaped our understanding of the world and fueled the progression of modern life and society. It is difficult to say which mathematicians truly were the greatest, though the most famous list of mathematicians always includes the most original and compelling thinkers – these are people who have helped significantly in our understanding of nature.<p>StudyGeek.org is a free website full of free math lessons, math …

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

The magic of Vedic math - Gaurav Tekriwal

The 12 Days of Pascal’s Triangular Christmas

Look for the patterns in the Pascal's triangle Christmas tree.<p>Image: Michael Rose/Shutterstock<p>One of the most magical aspects of mathematics is the …

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<b>Truly Beautiful</b>. If you can’t see the elegance of this, I only wish you could. It ties together the imaginary number, the exponential, pi, 1 and 0. The imaginary number is derived out of necessity in algebra. The exponential number was invented for calculus for logarithmic and exponential functions, pi is essential in tying together geometry, and 1 and 0 are……well, everything. This equation ties together algebra, calculus, geometry, and basic numerology. And it was DISCOVERED. Not invented. …

Hubble Spots Two Cloudy Exoplanets

Astronomers using Hubble have found two cloudy exoplanets. Spectroscopic observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have provided evidence that …

Where we experience emotions in our bodies

Researchers found consistent results, even across cultures. For example, anxiety might feel like chest pain, while falling in love might trigger …

Love

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity

French polymath Henri Poincaré saw in mathematics a metaphor for how creativity works, while autistic savant Daniel Tammet believes that math expands our circle of empathy. So how can a field so diverse in its benefits and so rich in human value remain alienating to so many people who subscribe to …

Simple mathematical formula describes human struggles

Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood by using a mathematical formula? From child-parent struggles to …

No math gene: Learning mathematics takes practice

New research shows that if you want to be good at math, you have to practice all different kinds of mathematics.

Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

<b>Our World:</b> <i>Market Rebounds after Assurances from Fed Chair</i> <b><br>Mathematically Literate World:</b> <i>Market Rebounds without Clear Causal Explanation</i><p><b>Our World:</b></i> …

World of Warcraft users warned of malware that steals account, authenticator data

<i>World of Warcraft</i> players are being advised to be vigilant of a "dangerous Trojan" that could potentially compromise their accounts, even if they are using a Battle.net authenticator to protect themselves.<p>According to a post on Blizzard's support forum, the reported malware acts in real time by …

Halo: Spartan Assault review: tin soldiers

Spartan Assault's simple gameplay and broken economy misses what's special about Halo<p><i>Halo: Spartan Assault</i> is the extreme opposite of the careful image Microsoft has spent over 10 years crafting for its biggest franchise.<p>Whether under original developer Bungie, new blood 343 Industries or even …