Tag: mathematics

Jul 18, 2017

10 Truth Bombs to Drop at your Next Dinner Party

10 Truth Bombs to Drop at your Next Dinner Party

Boom. A mind is blown

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Jul 6, 2017

In Math, Profs Use This Puzzle To Teach a Valuable Lesson About Problem Solving

In Math, Profs Use This Puzzle To Teach a Valuable Lesson About Problem Solving

Can you solve the missing square puzzle?

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Apr 20, 2017

There’s Something Strangely Satisfying About These Fibonacci Spiral Shavings

There’s Something Strangely Satisfying About These Fibonacci Spiral Shavings

A simple and soothing video of ‘Fibonacci spiral shavings’ by Paul Sellers

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Mar 2, 2017

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

In this excerpt from episode 1 of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’, he explains how the Greek scholar, Eratosthenes, knew the Earth was curved over 2,200 years ago

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Feb 11, 2017

This Light Painting, Double Pendulum Elegantly Demonstrates Chaotic Movement

This Light Painting, Double Pendulum Elegantly Demonstrates Chaotic Movement

“Pendulus” is a double pendulum built by Devin Montes that visualizes the unpredictable patterns of chaotic movement in real-time

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Sep 19, 2016

Data Analysis of 18 Million Amazon Reviews Finds Incentivized Reviewers Give Higher Ratings

Data Analysis of 18 Million Amazon Reviews Finds Incentivized Reviewers Give Higher Ratings

People given free or discounted products in exchange for reviews were found to rate products 0.4 stars higher

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Jul 2, 2016

These Ambiguous Objects Change Shape in a Mirror

These Ambiguous Objects Change Shape in a Mirror

Kokichi Sugihara’s “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion” is a finalist for the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year Contest

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