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The Best Hip-Hop Releases Of April 2018

Before we go full speed in anticipation of Drake’s <i>Scorpion</i> and what exactly Kanye has to offer <i>musically</i> this June, let’s reflect on April’s hip-hop releases. April was a solid month of music with sounds for everyone. The two big fish were J. Cole’s surprise <i>KOD</i> and Cardi B’s <i>Invasion Of Privacy</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Guest Post: Integrating Writing Into Math Classes

<b>Editor’s note: I did a series on writing in math classes over at my Education Week Teacher column but, due to my disorganizational skills, I</b> …

Teaching

Monday's Google Doodle Celebrates Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 241st birthday of mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss, who was among the first to explore non-Euclidean geometry, proved the fundamental theorem of algebra, and discovered the equations to describe magnetism and electricity, which provided the basis …

Mathematics

A Physicist Has Calculated The Best Place to Put Your Router

It's time to get serious about your wifi signal.<p>Forget the trial and error - mathematics has proved where the best spot to place your router …

Wi-Fi

What is Sacred Geometry? | The Flower of Life

Sacred Geometry is defined on the Urban Dictionary as “the underlying geometry in nature.” It is shapes in nature, fractals, reoccurring patterns, …

Mathematics

What the history of math can teach us about the future of AI

<b>(deimagine via iStock)</b><p>Doomsayers say it will put us all out of work, but experience suggests otherwise<p>Nathan Myhrvold<p>April 29, 2018 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Whenever an impressive new technology comes along, people rush to imagine the havoc it could …

Relationships

Kurt Gödel Shaking the Very Foundations of Mathematics

Kurt Gödel (1906-1978)<p>On April 28, 1906, <b>Kurt Gödel</b> was born. He was one of the most significant logicians of all time. Gödel made an immense impact …

Mathematics

Felix Klein and the Klein-Bottle

Klein Bottle by Tttrung<p>On April 25, 1849, German mathematician and mathematics educator <b>Felix Klein</b> was born. Klein is known for his work in group …

Mathematics

20 Genius Secret Hiding Places for Your Valuables

Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to hide those items from all but the smartest, most determined crooks.<p>We've …

Woodworking

Divide Numbers Easily Using Vedic Mathematics: Fast and Easy Division Techniques

Divide Numbers Easily Using Vedic Mathematics: Fast and Easy Division Techniques<p>Updated on November 14, 2014<p>What Is Vedic Mathematics?<p>Vedic …

An Oxford maths professor explains how an unsolved mystery of prime numbers makes the internet a safer place

Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and author of The Great Unknown, explained how "the more we understand about primes, the more insecure our codes are on the internet."<p>He told Business Insider: "If there is a pattern [with prime numbers] it might have very big implications because internet …

Cincinnati Zoo rejoins Twitter following Harambe controversy

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the shooting death of Harambe, …

Ornithology

Wonder Woman named UN ambassador for women and girls

Comic superhero Wonder Woman is set to be named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Critics have said the choice is …

United Nations

Scientists think this disease is the next Zika

This summer, Zika was among our top worries. As the disease spread rapidly first in Central and South America and then here in the U.S., everyone was stocking up on bug spray and swatting any buzzing insects nearby. Zika was not the first mosquito-borne illness to cause a panic, though, and …

Bryan Johnson invests $100 million in Kernel to unlock the power of the human brain

Earlier this year, former Braintree founder Bryan Johnson publicly announced his plans to forge Kernel, a company with the sole purpose of building hardware and software to augment human intelligence. Today, Johnson is investing $100 million of his own money into the concept, looking to rapidly …

Olympus announces 25mm F1.2 and 12-100mm F4 Pro lenses

Olympus is going all out with its announcements at Photokina, including a suite of new pro lenses.<p>Kicking things off is the 25mm F1.2, which finally gives Micro Four Thirds cameras a super-bright normal lens. Like a few of Olympus’ other lenses, the 25mm features a manual focus clutch; pull back on …

Olympus

Elon Musk Is Getting Into Architecture Now

Elon Musk’s latest venture is closer to home than his rockets. In a recent earnings call, he announced that SolarCity, his solar power company, is developing a “solar roof.”<p>This represents Musk’s first real foray into architecture-scale systems. “It’s not a thing on a roof, it is the roof,” Musk …

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. The fact that at …

Pollution

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice review – Ben Affleck earns his batwings

Batman v Superman's gender problem and Buerk v Benedict - the Dailies podcast<p>Read more<p>The title gives you the first clue: originally intended as the sequel to the most recent Superman reboot, Man of Steel, this long-in-the-arriving superhero movie has been thoroughly invaded by DC Comics stablemate …

Ben Affleck

5 secrets of successful gardeners

Suddenly, the whole world has burst into bloom and started to turn green. The abrupt transition happens every year, even if the miracle of it always seems to take us by surprise.<p>Sometimes you just have to state the obvious: Spring is joyful. In a dynamic, temperate plant world such as ours, the …

Gardening

J.J. Abrams Wants Gay Characters in Future Star Wars Movies

J.J. Abrams wants the Star Wars universe to represent the society we live in today.<p>Abrams said he’s open to the idea of a gay Star Wars character in …

'Deadpool' Spoofs Kanye West's Leaked 'SNL' Audio

Fans of <i>Deadpool</i> recently launched a petition demanding that the foul-mouthed, box office-conquering Marvel character – and <i>not</i> Ryan Reynolds, the …

Comedy

Maps show the brutal toll ISIS has taken on some of the world's oldest sites

A map produced by the Antiquities Coalition shows the destructive impact the rise of ISIS and its followers have had on the cultural heritage of the Middle East and North Africa.<p>The interactive map, which can be accessed here, shows how ISIS has left a trail of destruction in its path as it has …

HTC A16 leaked: looking to the stars, but bringing back the bar

With Mobile World Congress mere <i>days</i> away, the time for leaks has long been upon the smartphone space with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and LG’s G5 receiving the lion’s share of the spotlight. Though not expected to launch quite yet, things in HTC’s camp have also been dripping their way to the media, with …

Mobile Technology

Remembering The Design Legacy Of Steve Jobs’s Other Great Computer Company

How Paul Rand and Harmut Esslinger helped Steve Jobs make NeXT the original “design is law” computer company.<p>While making the recent <i>Steve Jobs</i> biopic, researchers working for Aaron Sorkin found a VHS tape containing a long-lost video of Jobs launching the NeXT workstation in 1988, the eponymous …

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

Olaf's Nose at the Center of a Lawsuit

Disney defends its snowman.<p>Disney could be heading to trial over copyright infringement claims involving <i>Frozen</i>'s teaser trailer.<p>Kelly Wilson, who created a short 2-D computer-animated film called <i>The Snowman</i>, has survived the first round in a copyright lawsuit against the company, reports <i>The</i> …

Inside Spotify's redesign

Don’t forget: Data are people, too, says Spotify’s vice-president of design and user experience<p>Spotify’s New York office is any teenage boy’s dream.<p>We are not talking just about the obvious perks of working for a hip startup or the array of cool musicians parading through the office. We are talking …

Another alleged Galaxy F picture surfaces, this time alongside Galaxy S5

The Galaxy F just can’t stay under wraps. Of course, that’s assuming that all the recent images that supposedly show the premium version of the Galaxy S5 are real. Today we have another alleged spy shot of the Galaxy F, and this time the device is shown side by side a Galaxy S5.<p>The image above was …

Phones