Researchers from Brazil's Universidade Estadual de Campinas used a computer simulation to confirm paleontologist Stephen J. Gould's prediction that it is evolutionarily advantageous for cicadas to emerge at intervals lasting a prime number of years.
BEST 2013 and NSF funded travel awards – Announcement 3 DATES: June 16 – 19, 2013 PLACE: University of Nevada, Las Vegas Please consult the conference webpage. The 20-th meeting of BEST will be hosted at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as a AAAS-PD symposium during June 16 (Sunday) – June 19 (Wednesday), 2013. It […]
I was just in Chicago for a conference, and, having always meant to go to a highly touted experimental restaurant in the Chicago style, made a reservation — sorry, I mean “got tickets” — for EL Ideas. To get this out of the way first — yes, the food was good. Very, very good. But […]
Back in January, the math department and half the science department at my school attended a workshop hosted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Every fall, our eighth graders and sophomores take the EXPLORE and PLAN tests which measure their readiness for college and the ACT. The purpose of this workshop was to teach us how to use the wealth of data provided to us in the form of score reports. The speakers were amazing, and I really left the workshop
Re: Kenneth W. Regan The most common mathematical trap I run across has to do with Triadic Relation Irreducibility, as noted and treated by the polymath C.S. Peirce. This trap lies in the mistaken belief that every 3-place (triadic or ternary) … Continue reading →