From Shouldn’t We Teach GEOMETRY?, Branko Grunbaum, The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Sep., 1981), pp. 232-238
I will read anything by Grunbaum.
Women in Science Interactive
Women in Science, a new interactive tool, presents the latest available data for countries at all stages of development. Produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the tool lets you explore and visualize gender gaps in the pipeline leading to a research career, from the decision to get a doctorate degree to the fields of research women pursue and the sectors in which they work.
The Google doodle celebrates Percy Julian on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones, steroids, progesterone, and testosterone, from plant
Ruggedized scientific calculator perfect for extreme math
By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service
It laughs at splashes, dust and shocks. It eats military-spec drop tests for breakfast. It’s ideal for math in the great outdoors.
Meet Casio’s new ruggedized scientific calculator, the fx-FD10 Pro.
Mainly aimed at land surveyors, the device has 21 programs for civil engineering purposes such as curve calculations for plotting road construction.
The 250-gram FD-10 Pro is housed in an elastomer-coated
My cousin Patricia (she'll always be "Patty" to me) read the following poem at her mother's funeral yesterday. (That would be my Aunt Pat.) There wasn't a dry eye in the place. And if that didn't get you, then her sister Debbie, in her eulogy, remembering those who have left us since last August did: my Mom, their sister Barbara, my niece Lisa and most recently, our cousin Mary Ann. To that, I'll add a few more: my Uncle Eddie (on the other side of the family) last week, my colleague Ms.
The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Returns
4:40 PMApr 15 By Mona Chalabi
Seeing as Tuesday night is the deadline for filing tax returns, and seeing as data is FiveThirtyEight’s raison d’être, I was excited to find a set of statistics titled “Math Errors on Individual Income Tax Returns, by Type of Error.” Even better, that data has been published for tax years from 2001 to 2012.
It’s unsurprising that some Americans make mistakes on their taxes; the 1040
See How Cadbury Hatches 350 Million Goo-Filled Eggs a Year
By Elise Craig
Candy company Mondelēz International only sells Cadbury Créme Eggs from January through Easter, but its factories fill chocolate shells with gooey cream 364 days a year. It’s the only way to ensure 350 million eggcellent candies are ready for their plastic-grass-lined baskets. Easter shift manager (his actual title) Charles McDonald shows us how the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, England,
Scale-Free Mathematics in Matzah?
By Samuel Arbesman
Tonight is Passover. And the most well-known food of the holiday is matzah, the cracker-like flatbread. Within this food we can find some complexity science goodness.
At one part of the Seder meal, we break one piece of matzah into half. Now, for anyone who has actually tried this, one recognizes the great difficulty in doing so. Matzah does not break evenly. It too often breaks along fracture points that cause a piece of matzah
CD cover of Astra "Broken Balance" (2014)
Sebastian Raschka offers a step-by-step tutorial for a principal component analysis in Python. The main purposes of a principal component …
As a lesson on conditional probability for himself, Walt Hickey watched 403 episodes of "The Joy of Painting" with Bob …