Tag Archives: Mathematics

Past Calculations

If you liked this week’s story about game theory, here are a handful of other stories you might enjoy! “Two to the Power of One” by Melanie Rees (calculating survival) “A Date to be Remembered” by Stuart Webb (recalculating a … Continue reading

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Two to the Power of One

An essay by Dr Kenneth Mueller, as provided by Melanie Rees Art provided by America Jones “It’s an arm. Just an arm.” I look at the skinny piece of meat attached to my shoulder. Devoid of muscle definition, it looks … Continue reading

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Exploring Science Concepts with Water

Many kids enjoy playing with water, but did you know that this activity can be used as a way to explore science concepts as well? If you’ve got a young person in your life who you’d like to help learn … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Maryam Mirzakhani

As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Mary Jackson

As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Math and Probability

Math and probability are fascinating topics, which not everyone enjoy. But for those who are fans of these things, there are all sorts of unusual facts in these fields. This article lists ten of the most surprising math facts. Of … Continue reading

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Lucky Stars

An essay by Pat Delmarre, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye “Don’t you ever feel guilty?” I asked Brianna. “Naaah.” She tapped her nails, hot pink with black Klingon alphabet decals, nervously on the arm of the couch. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Non-Euclidean Virtual Reality?

Alien geometry is a common trope in cosmic horror. You can’t swing a dead eldritch horror without hitting geometry that is “abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.” But what does that look like? Some … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Babylonian Trigonometry

For years, mathematicians and scientists have believed that the Greeks developed trigonometry. However, an new analysis of a 3,700-year-old Babylonian artifact has changed their tune. Plimpton 332, a Babylonian tablet that was excavated in the early 1900s, contains the world’s … Continue reading

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Order from Chaos

An essay by Dr. Albert Ratzwaren, as provided by Denzell Cooper Art by Luke Spooner I’d never killed anyone before, but killing myself seemed like the next logical step. The traffic beneath the bridge zipped by, headlights illuminating the tarmac … Continue reading

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