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National Geographic Thematic Maps Launch in New Google Tool

Google Maps Gallery brings classic cartography online.<p>National Geographic has been producing thematic maps for decades, revealing not just physical features but also location-based details on cultures, history, wildlife, science, and more. Now, a treasure trove of more than 500 of those maps are …

10 essential things no graphic designer should live without

Although we doubt any creative would turn down a strong cup of coffee there are a number of other essential things no graphic designer should live …

Graphic Design

Can Technology Help Us Learn Better?

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of professors, engineers, designers, and journalists how tech has changed the ways we absorb information—if at all. "I think a big change is just the accessibility," says Khan Academy curriculum engineer Pamela Fox. "So, somebody who's just …

Khan Academy

To Find Love Match, Try Love Math (Results Will Vary)

How Lonely Nerds Tailored an Interstellar Formula to Quantify the Astronomical Odds of Finding a Mate<p>By<p>Jo Craven McGinty<p>Jo Craven McGinty<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mcjomcg<p>jo.mcginty@wsj.com<p>A few years ago, a lonely American in London began to ponder his chances of finding a girlfriend. Surely …

Mathematics

How Man Ray Made Art of Math and Shakespeare

While advanced math and Shakespeare combine to make a nightmare curriculum for some students, for artist Man Ray, one of the most intriguing minds of …

6 Ways to Curb Your Email Habit

What is your No. 1 time waster? Without question, the task that consumes the most time each day for most people is email. Some people receive as many as 300 emails in a single day, which is nearly impossible to digest and react to in an intelligent manner. Here are 6 strategies to reduce your email …

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming<p>When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic …

Climate Change

Graphing with First Graders.pdf

Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

Commentary<p><i>Editor's note: The Commentary "Differentiation Doesn't Work," by James R. Delisle, provoked an avalanche of reader comments. Because of the</i> …

Pedagogy

Don’t just read to your kids at night, do math with them, too. They’ll thank you later

College-educated people aren’t afraid to read. When they open a newspaper article or blog post, they assume they’ll be able to read it. That’s because the content is written at roughly the ninth grade reading level. But do we all feel just as solid on ninth grade math? Clearly not, as restaurants …

Kids

Complements #6 Polygonal Numbers

Here we’ll look a bit closer at square and triangular numbers, but I’ll offer a bit of insight into polygonal numbers in general.<p>Polygonal numbers …

Mathematics

Unlocking fractals: An exercise in pure mathematics

<b>“This shape here just came out of an exercise in pure mathematics. Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end.’</b><p>This …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …