problems

7.6.18

Your Brain Is Constantly Searching for Problems to Fix

When something becomes rare, we tend to see it in places more than ever.

11.15.17

Google Docs Is Fixed, Back to Work Everyone

The cloud-based word processing program was serving some users "Error 502" messages Wednesday afternoon.

10.17.17

Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.

1.15.16

Why a Mathematician Spent Years Mulling Over How to Slice a Pizza

We spoke to mathematician Joel Haddley about his new solutions and the puzzles that pizza still poses.

1.14.16

Snoop Dogg Tells Xbox and Bill Gates to ‘Fix Your Shit’

The rapper's just like us regular gamers: pissed off at some shitty servers.

11.8.15

Graph Isomorphism, You've Been Served

A new algorithm slays a complexity dragon.

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9.24.15

Researchers Trade Algorithms for Photons in Complex Decision-Making Tasks

A quantum solution to an old problem.

7.20.15

I Consulted Some Experts to Find Out Whether I'm a Weekend Warrior or a Problem Drinker

A "drinking problem" can be a little hard to pin down, medically speaking.

7.14.15

Firing Squad Synchronization, Computer Science's Most Macabre-Sounding Problem

The question, first formulated in the 1950s, was essential to automata theory, which became the foundation of computer science.

4.29.15

An Algorithm for Escaping a Burning Building

The algorithmic way to find the nearest exit.

1.29.15

Human Rights Watch Says Australia Hasn’t Solved Problems, It’s Added New Ones

According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.

1.29.15

I Tried to Lie My Way onto 'The Jerry Springer Show'

I told the guest booker that I had a meth-addicted boyfriend who was having too much anonymous sex on Grindr.

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