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How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At 'Risk' Like You've Never Done Before

When it comes to board games, Risk might be one of the most cutthroat ways to spend an evening among friends.<p>Sure, Monopoly involves quite a bit of capitalist-oriented skulduggery, but Risk involves actually attacking your fellow players. With armies. To take their stuff.<p>Like Monopoly, Risk …

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Study: Math Skills at Age 7 Predict How Much Money You'll Make

Kids who were better at reading and math at age seven ended up in a higher socioeconomic class age 42, regardless of what other advantages they had.<p>Vin Crosbie/Flickr<p>Type A Personality Doubles Risk of Having a Stroke<br>• Countries That Use More High Fructose Corn Syrup Have More Diabetes<br>• Volunteering May …

Forget Mad Men -- the math men are in charge

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Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

The Simplest Periodic Table We've Ever Seen

No numbers, just dots<p>In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.<p>The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an …

Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh – review

A boast in the margin of a book is the starting point for a wonderful journey through the history of mathematics, number theory and logic<p>Simon Singh likes to work against the grain. He decides to write about a mathematical problem that gained iconic status because of a teasing, 300-year-old note in …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …