Andrew Kenney

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The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

Long before robots could run or cars could drive themselves, mathematicians contemplated a simple mathematical question. They figured it out, then …

The 18th-Century Lady Mathematician Who Loved Calculus and God

The witch of Agnesi, you may be disappointed to know, is a curve that math students generally learn about in calculus class. It doesn’t look much …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

The incredible palindromic hat-trick

I’ve made another one of my interactive online maths doodads. You should have a go at it right now. It doesn’t require any effort on your part, other …

Mathematics

Your immune system is in charge of how quickly you age

New research from Stanford just proved a 61-year old hypothesis.<p>We’ve known for years that a person’s environment affects their body and health. On a …

The Personal Finance Advice Everyone In Their 20s Should Follow

Typically, our 20s are marked by a number of milestones, including graduating college, entering the workforce, moving up the career ladder, and, for …

100 Sex Jokes That Are 100% Funny And 100% Dirty

"I shaved for nothing."

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

Mathematics

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

University of Toronto

Remotely monitoring suspect nuclear reactors using antineutrinos

A consortium of American and British science institutions, led by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is working on a way to use …

Meet the ‘Lady Gaga of Mathematics’ helming France’s AI task force

A spider brooch-wearing mathematician<p>On a crisp Saturday morning in Orsay, a southwestern suburb of Paris with some 16,500 inhabitants, the rue de Paris was bustling. But while many residents were doing their usual weekend shopping at the fishmonger or the butcher shop, further up the street, in a …

Algorithms Can’t Tell When They’re Broken–And Neither Can We

When algorithms go haywire (and they do) we often don’t know what caused the problem, or even that the problem exists.<p>Is my car hallucinating? Is the algorithm that runs the police surveillance system in my city paranoid? Marvin the android in Douglas Adams’s <i>Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy</i> had a …

Artificial Intelligence

Creator of 'Grand Unified Theory of Mathematics' Wins Prestigious Math Prize

A mathematician who developed what some consider the "grand unified theory of mathematics" has won one of the most prestigious prizes in …

Minimum Cost Path Analysis (Python)

Multi-dimensional arrays and Matrices are popular interview topics in programming technical interviews. Although practical applications for such …

Python Programming

Textbook on number theory acclaimed for its novel approach

It's not often that a mathematics textbook is described as "gorgeous" or "a work of practical art." But <i>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers</i> by Martin …

Prime numbers are still one of the most mysterious topics in math — here are the most confounding problems

Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are numbers that can only be evenly divided by themselves and 1. For example, 7 is a prime number since I'm left with a remainder or a fractional component if I divide 7 by anything …

Pi in the Sky 5 Activity

Solar Sleuth<p>Exoplanets are worlds that orbit other stars. Using the Kepler Space Telescope, scientists can study distant stars and search for the …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Slow-Cooker Beef Curry

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:7 hr 25 minPrep:25 minCook:7 hr<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories549 calorieTotal Fat11 …

Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues

The long, variable times that some diseases incubate after infection defies simple explanation. An idealized model of tumor growth offers a …

Mathematical Thinking Can Open New Worlds

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Mathematics

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Cool magic trick: The Perpetual Puzzle

Tenyo is a Japanese magic trick company that's been around since 1960. They are well known for making clever props. (My friend Richard Kaufman, who …

We're at the beginning of 'a big new field of medicine' — and one startup just got $53 million to supercharge it

Senti Biosciences, a startup that's looking to make a new treatment that's upending how we treat cancer, just raised $53 million.<p>The series A round was led by New Enterprise Associates, which was joined by 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Pear Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio, …

Mathematics: forget simplicity, the abstract is beautiful - and important

Why is mathematics so complicated? It’s a question many students will ask while grappling with a particularly complex calculus problem – and their …

Mathematics

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …