Math

Math

'Math Anxiety' Is Real, and Your Teachers Are Probably to Blame

Adults have an impact on students' math anxiety, but that can change.
Samantha Cole
3.17.19
Math

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.
Liv Boeree
9.15.18
relationships

The New Breakup Equation: How Long It Will Take to Get Over Your Ex

I tried to come up with a new equation, as simple as I could make it, to calculate how long it actually takes to get over your ex.
Maria Yagoda
5.25.18
Math

Wake Up, Sheeple: 50 Cent's "21 Questions" Isn't Made Up of 21 Questions

There are either 19 questions or 23 questions here. How have we avoided this startling inaccuracy for so long?
Trey Smith
1.7.18
Math

Mathematicians Race to Debunk Man Who Claims He's Solved a Decades Old Computer Problem

Norbert Blum's solution for the infamous 'P vs NP' problem "passes many filters of seriousness," but does it hold up?
Daniel Mützel
9.3.17
Animation

Ever Spaced Out While (Not) Doing Homework? That's Exactly How This Video Feels

You might already be familiar with Johan Rijpma's mind-bending new short, 'Extrapolate.'
Beckett Mufson
4.19.17
music videos

Obscure Mathematics Make Max Cooper's Music Video Mesmerizing

"There's just something so divine about that law, it's just so primal and insanely complicated. Almost like the soul of everything. It just feels spiritual to me."
Beckett Mufson
2.28.17
rave curious podcast

Max Cooper Wants to Explain Our Existence Through Music

The musical philosopher takes on life, the universe, and, well, everything.
Joshua Glazer
7.21.16
tech

​The Art of Artur Avila, Brazil’s Math Genius

"Actually, mathematical thinking is crucial and goes beyond what's taught in class. It's essential for the society to develop."
Mattias Max, Translation by Thiago "Índio" Silva
7.5.16
Interviews

Why Gorguts' Luc Lemay Wrote a 33-Minute Death Metal Song About an Ancient Iraqi Library

We talk hitchhiking, algebra, and the House of Wisdom with the Canadian avant-death metal legend.
J Bennett
5.13.16
Gaming

Here's How a 4D Video Game Actually Works

Math-puzzler 'Miegakure' is a thought experiment made real, and it's confusing as hell.
Beckett Mufson
3.9.16
Art

Morphing Fractal Orbs Spin and Shine in 'BIOSPHERE'

Find your favorite forms in visual artist Tatyana Zabanova's shifting, animated landscapes.
Sami Emory
7.29.15
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