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Yes, you CAN be a “math person” — as long as you follow these learning techniques.
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Is mathematics woven into the very fabric of reality? Or is it merely a product of the human mind?
Once students master the basics of math, they are allowed to use calculators. The same should be true of writing and ChatGPT.
In pre-War Cambridge, students had to ace an interview with Ludwig Wittgenstein to attend his lectures — Alan Turing passed that test, and went on to create one of his own.
Almost everything we can observe and measure follows what’s known as a normal distribution, or a Bell curve. There’s a profound reason why.
Each time you fold a piece of paper, you double the paper’s thickness. It doesn’t take all that long to even reach the Moon.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
How can you maximize the amount of love and happiness in your life? One of history’s greatest scientists found the answer: with math.
We bake pies for Pi Day, so why not celebrate other mathematical achievements.
Math can explain why your laces spontaneously come untied — and how to stop it.
This network physicist is mapping the world’s most significant data to create the most beautiful visualizations of information we have ever seen.
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From the Big Bang to black holes, singularities are hard to avoid. The math definitely predicts them, but are they truly, physically real?
A person saved is a person earned.
With a record-setting \$1.9 billion jackpot, you’d think it’s a no-brainer to buy a Powerball ticket. But the math truly shows otherwise.
The pattern 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc., is the Fibonacci sequence. It shows up all over nature. But what’s the full explanation behind it?
Although we still don’t know the question, we know that the answer to life, the Universe, and everything is 42. Here are 5 possibilities.
It’s the best-known transcendental number of all-time, and March 14 (3/14 in many countries) is the perfect time to celebrate Pi (π) Day!
Even if you aren’t in the path of totality, you can still use the solar eclipse to measure how long it takes the Moon to orbit Earth.
A small Ohio town tried to escape America’s addiction to rectangular grids. It didn’t last long.
Does it have a deeper significance — or is it just a number?
A woman’s name would undermine the credibility of the mission. Names of former Nazis, however, were no problem.
“We should be informed and educated about the risks of AI, but we can’t be afraid,” Khan Academy founder Sal Khan told Big Think.
Spend well, save well, live well.
They’re not just watching you; they’re also calculating.
Ada Lovelace’s skills with language, music, and needlepoint all contributed to her pioneering work in computing.
It’s spooky, and it’s happening all around us. And inside us.
Those that were the best at math didn’t even show income satiation — there was no upper limit to how much money could make them happy.
Holograms preserve all of an object’s 3D information, but on a 2D surface. Could the holographic Universe idea lead us to higher dimensions?
First derived by Emmy Noether, for every symmetry a theory possesses, there’s an associated conserved quantity. Here’s the profound link.
The solution involves the infamous Navier-Stokes equations, which are so difficult, there is a \$1-million prize for solving them.