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We Investigated Blueface's Claim That He's Slept With 1,000 Women in 6 Months

"It's like sometimes it might be a threesome, it might be a foursome. I done had a fivesome."
Drew Schwartz
8.8.19
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
3.14.19
Motherboard

Honeybees Can Add and Subtract, Study Finds

After discovering that honeybees understand the concept of zero, scientists tested the insect’s ability to spot gains and losses.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.19
psychology

Thinking You're Bad at Math Causes a Specific Type of Anxiety

Many of us may need to overcome what's known as "math trauma."
Jennifer Ruef
11.12.18
Motherboard

A Mathematician May Have Just Solved a 160-Year-Old, $1 Million Problem

This isn’t the first time Michael Atiyah has claimed to crack a big math problem and never followed up the claims with publication, however.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.24.18
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
9.14.18
noodle physics

Finally, We Know How to Break Dry Spaghetti Noodles Perfectly In Half

A bend and a twist make dry noodles break in half, instead of shattering all over the kitchen.
Samantha Cole
8.15.18
Broadly

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
5.22.18
Comics!

'Kali Plays Professor Layton,' Today's Comic by Kali Fontecchio

Kali has a decision to make: either cheat and win the game or don't cheat and lose. Which one will she pick?
Kali Fontecchio
3.27.18
Moveable

After 'Flawed' MIT Paper, Uber Drivers Can't Agree On How Poorly They're Paid

Uber CEO said MIT was 'mathematically incompetent' for saying drivers earn a net $3.37 an hour.
Tracey Lindeman
3.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Math Teacher Quizzed His Students About Coke and Drug Dealers

"You take 600 mg of cocaine. Your body filters out 40 percent per hour. How high are you in three hours?"
Drew Schwartz
2.2.18
Comics!

'Market Mavericks,' Today's Comics by Brian Blomerth

When Yorna gets caught double-crossing a businessman, Shramp is forced to give up the secret ingredient in his delicious shrimp dogs.
Brian Blomerth
1.23.18
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