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This mysterious ancient tablet could teach us a thing or two about math
Some researchers say the Babylonians invented trigonometry—and did it better.
Sandboxes could help inspire more efficient wheels for heavy equipment
Also, better Mars rovers.
Want to understand infinity? Start with puff pastry.
Excerpt: Beyond Infinity
‘Popular Science’ answers a question Strong Bad asked us 13 years ago
A question about (sb)emails
Of all the ways to vote, the U.S. presidential election is the worst
We need weirder math in the voting booth
The center of North America is a town called Center, and it’s totally a coincidence. Really.
It’s tough luck for the two other towns trying to claim the title
Blind People Use ‘Visual’ Brain Regions For Math
In addition to areas traditionally pegged for thinking about numbers
Explore an Infinite Library from Home
Appropriately called the “infinite monkey theorem”, it’s one of the more visually amusing demonstrations of statistics and probability. It has … Continued
We May Soon Capture The First Real Image Of A Black Hole
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
Check Out Models Of The Cosmic Web That Connects Galaxies
Explore the architecture of the universe