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Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

China Weighs Ban On Homework; Teachers, Students Argue Against

Chinese officials hope to rein in teachers who assign too much homework, as the country's Ministry of Education considers new rules that ban schools from requiring students to complete written tasks at home. Citing undue stress on students, the ministry would also limit the number of exams students …

Girls and Math: Busting the Stereotype

"When you perform in science and math... in the larger society you're stereotyped as not being good at it," Steele says of girls. "You experience a …

A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards

<i>A set of guidelines adopted by 45 states this year may turn children into "little mathematicians" who don't know how to do actual math.</i><p>zhu difeng/shutterstock<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for TheAtlantic.com describing some of the problems with how math is currently being taught. …

Happy Pi Day: 10 YouTube Videos for Math Geeks

Happy Pi Day! Math nerds chose March 14 (3.14) to celebrate their passion for pi, but it also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday, so all the …

Why is math so hard for so many?

If you are someone who has long struggled with math, read on to find out why that might be so. This was written by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” His …

Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love

Applied research by Tony DeRose and his colleagues takes animators from simple polygons to the limits of geometric storytelling<p>Tony DeRose wanders between rows at New York's Museum of Mathematics. In a brightly-colored button-up T-shirt that may be Pixar standard issue, he doesn't look like the …

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help …

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Does Math Exist?

In nature, that is.

Being Great At Math Is More Important Than Ever

So there was no small amount of irony surrounding the recent high profile negotiations between ESPN and <i>The New York Times</i> over the services of Nate Silver. The stakes were enormous, as Mr. Silver accounted for as much as 20% of the Grey Lady's web traffic.<p>Math, it seems, has become more than a …

Wait a Minute, Does Math Actually Exist?

If you're studying for the algebra test tomorrow or thinking about how little you use math now after you failed it a million times in high school, …

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‘I’m not good at math’: The IRS’s public relations disaster

About a half-hour into a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, senior Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner said something she will regret.<p>"I'm not good at math," she confessed as she tried to summon a statistic.<p>Lerner clarified that she is a lawyer and not an accountant (a fair …

Common Core Curriculum Brings Big Shifts To Math Instruction

With the implementation of the new Common Core standards, parents across the country will notice a few changes in their kids' math homework.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>To big changes, now, in the classroom. Most states have adopted new math and literacy guidelines for students from kindergarten …

8 Videos That Prove Math Is Awesome

Believe it or not, math is really an art. While the subject can seem far from it when you’re caught in the doldrums of class, there’s a lot about …

Why being a maths teacher is not adding up for new recruits

Shortly after Michael Gove took the reins of education policy, he published a white paper entitled The Importance of Teaching, which made improvements in the teaching of maths and science national strategic priorities. Today we get some measure of how that strategy is working out.<p>Up to 100,000 …

Terri Oda, Mathematician, Debunks 'Women Are Bad At Math' Myth In Brilliant Slideshow

One female mathematician is tired of people assuming that the lack of women in STEM fields is due to women just being worse at math and science than men.<p>Terri Oda, who is currently enrolled in a postdoc program at the University of New Mexico's adaptive systems lab and has taught computer science …

Why I Chose a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career

Recently I was asked by DeVry University, one of our Cisco customers, to participate in a video interview on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers for women. It gave me a reason to pause and reflect on my own career journey, what prompted my start in business …

Back-to-School Tips: How to Get Your Math 'Thinking Cap' On

Get your children prepared for a return to math class with daily tasks related to time, change, distance and measurement.<p><i>By Dr. Kobad Bugwadia, owner</i> …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience Platform for building customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps.<p>The #1 Provider ofProgressive Web …

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Pitch Drop Experiment Scientist Dies Without Ever Seeing A Drop Fall

Nobody has ever witnessed a drop fall from this demonstration, which has run continuously for 86 years.<p>The drop never fell for physicist John Mainstone, but many of his colleagues and students may get to witness it later this year.<p>Mainstone, the custodian of the world's longest-running science …

31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

Who said that there had to be an absolute answer for each and every question? Sometimes the ability to ask yourself questions’ an act to challenge …

The Cold War

• <b>Author:</b> John Lewis Gaddis<p>The “dean of Cold War historians” (<i>The New York Times</i>) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis …

The Great Bridge

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.<p>This …

Those Angry Days

• <b>Author:</b> Lynne Olson<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS</b><p>From the acclaimed author of <i>Citizens of London</i> comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent …

The Prize

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Yergin<p>Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by <i>Business Week</i> and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.<p>Dec 02, 1991 …