Sean Murphy

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Facebook math problem: Why PEMDAS doesn’t always give a clear answer.

Perhaps you’ve seen the problem on Facebook or another forum:<p>6 ÷ 2(1+2) = ?<p>It’s one of several similar math problems popping up on social networks …

Here's The New Ranking Of Top Countries In Reading, Science, And Math

The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. Results of the full survey can be found and delved into here.<p>You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating everyone else in these categories.<p>The United States, meanwhile, ranks …

Massachusetts teen accused of murdering math teacher pleads not guilty

The 14-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of slitting the throat of his math teacher in a school bathroom pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday.<p>Philip Chism, accused in the Oct. 22 slaying of Colleen Ritzer, 24, is facing murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges.<p>Chism, …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …