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What Coloring Books Have in Common With Networks and Nodes

Four years ago, the mathematician Maria Chudnovsky faced an all-too-common predicament: how to seat 120 wedding guests, some of whom did not get …

Baking

7 Healthy Crust Recipes Pleasing Pie Lovers’ Palates

Pie crusts add light, crisp, and flaky flavors to your desserts. Unfortunately, they often come at an unhealthy price, especially if you purchase …

Why going to college is important

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts an in-depth survey that collects data about family income, net worth, credit use, and a host of other variables that weigh on the health of the American consumer. The most recent survey was released earlier this month and reveals, among other things, …

The Simple Math of Why Smaller Bullets Are Deadlier

The long range rifle has been around since the 19th century, a short 100 years after Daniel Bernoulli published his book, <i>Hydrodynamica</i>, on the …

Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think

In her "anti-parabola" video Doodling in Math Class: Connecting the Dots, Vi Hart demonstrates mathematical curiosity and creativity, which happens …

KQED

Educators have been talking about changing the traditional way of teaching math for a long time, but nothing seems to change. Elizabeth Green’s New …

How Do You Model a Spring?

This was my greatest lecture.<p>Yes, everyone has looked at springs before. But has anyone done all of this in one single lecture? Have they? Yes, they …

How Do You Estimate Impact Force?

If you have watched MythBusters, you are aware that they often crash things into each other. In the latest episode, the MythBusters dropped a piano …

KQED

<i>Part 8 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning.</i><p>Keith Devlin is a well-known mathematician and the author of many popular math books. He is …

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering

Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. You probably didn't master this skill by listening to a series of riveting lectures on bike …

Why Do Some People Hate Math So Much?

Some people gobble up algebra and calculus like their life depended on it; others would rather poke pins into their eyes than solve a simultaneous …

Hummingbird Cake

May 13, 2013<p>I made my mom this cake Sunday afternoon. A Hummingbird Cake and it was so good.<p>This cake is basically healthy. At least in my mind it is.<p>…

No TV Show Has Ever Loved Math as Much as Futurama

Fourteen years after its premiere, <i>Futurama</i> has finally come to to an end – again. After four seasons of neglect on the FOX network, the brilliant …

The Experiments Most Likely to Shake Up the Future of Physics | WIRED

The current era of particle physics is over. When scientists at CERN announced last July that they had found the Higgs boson – which is responsible …

The Weird Math That Can Make Wheels That Aren't Circular

If you need something to roll smoothly along the ground, you better strap some of those circular things called wheels to it, right? Well, not …

Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns | WIRED

From sea shells and spiral galaxies to the structure of human lungs, the patterns of chaos are all around us.<p>Fractals are patterns formed from …

Amazing video reveals what it's like to be able to see The Matrix

Math, it's so boring. Said everyone anytime anyone ever asked them to do basic arithmetic. But it doesn't have to be! Yann Pineill & Nicolas …

KQED

Happen to be doing some frantic, last minute holiday shopping this weekend? If so, you’ll likely find yourself inadvertently diving head-first into a …

KQED

How can teachers help students find the beauty in math? There may be roadblocks already set up in math education — students’ disposition toward math …

KQED

There’s a movement brewing to change the way colleges and universities award degrees from the credit-hour to a model that asks students to prove what …

The Math of The Simpsons: Pi, Algorithms and Counting on 8 Fingers

You might not have realized it, but <i>The Simpsons</i> is crammed with math. In this video, Simon Singh explains how Pi and algorithms crop up in the …

ATTN Girls: Stay Interested in STEM

<b>Editor's Note:</b> This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.<p>I was a freshman in college when I first laid my hands on a computer.<p>It was 1997 and I had just …

Raw Lets You Create Data Visualizations From Spreadsheets in a Snap

If you've always fancied trying your hand at data visualization but never really known where to start, Raw might just be the answer: a free tool …

This Hooped Bridge is High-Tension Math

Earlier this year, a design competition was announced for a new pedestrian bridge in Salford, England. Called the Salford Meadows Bridge competition, …

Education: Financial burden

This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>Graduate students face big decisions about money. They can benefit from wise counsel and …

US student debt: $1.2 trillion, and rising

US student debt remains impervious to the forces of deleveraging.<p>The latest official numbers from the Federal Reserve peg the total amount of outstanding US student debt at $1.18 trillion as of the end of the second quarter.<p>While most Americans have worked to cut down on debt after the Great …

Economics

SAT scores stagnant, many unprepared for college, officials say

The average SAT scores for the high school Class of 2013 remained stagnant from the previous year and fewer than half of the students who graduated were prepared for the rigors of college, officials said Wednesday.<p>Average SAT scores for high school seniors nationwide stayed steady in reading, math …

How Should Two Lost People Find Each Other?

I stumbled across the following:<p>If two statisticians were to lose each other in an infinite forest, the first thing they would do is get drunk. That …

A Smart Conversion App That Shows You How Units Relate

Thanks to Google's all-knowing computer brain, converting units has never been easier. Say you're in France, trying to make sense of the weather …