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Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

Gabriel Garcia Marquez archive put online for free by University of Texas

About half of the 27,000-page archive of the late Nobel prize winner has been published on the internet by the University of Texas. The move was …

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

Mathematics

La contienda electoral llega a librerías con Fajardo y Pinzón

Seguir leyendo<p>Sergio Fajardo<br>• Presidencia Colombia<br>• Gobierno Colombia<br>• Libros<br>• Gobierno<br>• Administración Estado<br>• Administración pública<br>• Política<p>+

Cuemath Gamifies Math Education By Launching The First Ever ‘Mathematical Universe’

This Children’s day, Cuemath, India's leading home-based, after-school learning program for math, launched a first-of-its kind ‘Mathematical …

The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math

The Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to …

Al-Khwarizmi

Astronomer and mathematician<p><i>This profile of al-Khwarizmi is part of<br>Who's Who in Medieval History</i><p>Al-Khwarizmi​ was also known as:<p>Abu Ja'far Muhammad …

North Korea missile passes over northern Japan, officials say

North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese …

The Most Important Question Underlying Artificial General Intelligence Research – Is Math Real?

by Ben Stecher August 15, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 10913<p>The Fundamental Question<p>Will artificial intelligence replace humanity? The answer rests …

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Watch outer space for free on a live stream

Of course you have to sign up<p>A company called Slooh, which provides live streams of outer space via telescope, is opening up its sightings of eclipses, full moons, asteroids, and comets to anyone with an internet connection — for free. All you need to do is sign up on their website.<p>Slooh owns seven …

A desıgn for life

It was 1.30am and I had to be up in a few hours’ time if I was going to make it to an early morning lecture on vector multiplication. Yet sleep was …

22 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

In the United States, the site of a yellow bus bouncing down the road is practically synonymous with school.<p>But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger …

Asia

A Columbia Professor's Critique of Campus Politics

John McWhorter argues that an influential minority of college students are misusing concepts like safe spaces and white supremacy as performative cudgels––and that administrators and faculty members ought to do more to teach them the errors of their ways.<p>For years, Columbia University Professor …

College & University

1.6 Million Students and Counting: How Barbara Oakley Cracked the Science of Learning | Heleo

“The biggest limitation is often just your own thoughts that you can’t do something.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How Barbara Oakley flunked math and science</i> …

Paul Lockhart reveals arithmetic not as the rote manipulation of numbers but as a set of ideas that exhibit the surprising behaviors usually reserved for higher branches of mathematics. In this entertaining survey, he explores the nature of counting and different number systems -- Western and non-Western -- and weighs the pluses and minuses of each.

Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the …

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

Teaching

50 Best Things to Do in Georgia: Chow down on pie at Yoder’s Deitsch Haus

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore<p>On a backroad through the fertile farmland near Montezuma, find Yoder’s, a cafeteria and local gathering spot for a …

8 can’t-miss festivals in metro Atlanta this summer

Throw on your shorts and slide into your flip-flops for a season full of quintessential summer Atlanta festivals you won’t want to miss.<p>We’ve …

Astronomers have found the source of a deep space radio wave burst for the first time

We finally know the galactic culprit<p>After a decade of bewilderment, astronomers have pinpointed the source of a mysterious blast of radio waves coming from deep outside the Milky Way: a dwarf galaxy located 3 billion light years from Earth. It’s a remarkable first in the study of what has been a …

Books I Love: A Mathematician's Lament

Paul Lockhart has taught math at Brown and UC Santa Cruz, and for the last 15 years at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn. To read his book A Mathematician's Lament is to realize that we need to question all our underlying assumptions about math instruction.<p>Lockhart writes:<p>In place of discovery and …

Mathematics

Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O'Neil adds up the damage of algorithms

The Harvard PhD and data scientist talks about her new book and ponders how people’s fear and trust of math is akin to worshipping God<p>Support our fearless, independent journalism with a contribution or by becoming a member<p>“People keep suggesting that democracy is alive and well because we have two …

Mathematics

Why Math Education in the U.S. Doesn't Add Up

In December the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) will announce the latest results from the tests it administers every three years …