Molly Breiding

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick.

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach that he thinks can make them not only easier to …

The Secret Question (Are We Actually Good at Math?)

<i>By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky</i><p>“How many of you feel, deep down in your most private thoughts, that you aren’t actually …

Indiana Once Tried to Change Pi to 3.2

Any high school geometry student worth his or her protractor knows that pi is an irrational number, but if you’ve got to approximate the famed ratio, …

Why Eggs Are Not Round [ The Math(s) ]

Bearing in mind that the word <i>‘ovoid’</i> means ‘egg-shaped’, the question : ‘Why are eggs ovoid?’ has much in common with questions like or ‘Why are …

How the Media #Fails Basic Math

Debunking China’s ‘4,000 air-pollution deaths a day’ myth and other media math flubs.<p>One of the recent hit stories in mainstream media is about …

The Right Way to do Math Homework (or Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, etc…)

The reason math teachers assign homework is to give students the practice necessary for entrenching new concepts and skills in the brain.<p>Math …

Would a Falling Drone Crush Your Skull? We Did the Math

The physics of falling.<p>From time to time, drones fall from the sky—we've already seen a few people injured thanks to some combination of gravity, pilot error, recklessness, and equipment malfunction. But could a falling drone actually crush your skull like a rotten grapefruit on a hot summer day? …

Study connects exercise, math ability

Children do not lose gray matter in their brains as they transition into adolescence, according to a study by researchers at the University of …

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Study claims iPad use improved algebra scores by 20 percent - (Jan 20)

Now AAPL Stock: The symbol you provided (<b>"AAPL"</b>) doesn't appear to be registered<p>Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit<p>Apple supplier Cirrus Logic …

Using Math to Catch Athletes Who Dope

In the British spa town of Tunbridge Wells, in the seventeen-forties, a Presbyterian clergyman named Thomas Bayes penned a manuscript that would, in the centuries following its posthumous publication, reshape the understanding of probability. Bayes described an approach to making predictions that …