problems

mind

Your Brain Is Constantly Searching for Problems to Fix

When something becomes rare, we tend to see it in places more than ever.
David Levari
7.6.18
glitches in the matrix

Google Docs Is Fixed, Back to Work Everyone

The cloud-based word processing program was serving some users "Error 502" messages Wednesday afternoon.
Louise Matsakis
11.15.17
eyes on the universe

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

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Jacob Dubé
10.17.17
Food

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.15.16
VICE vs Video games

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.
Mike Diver
1.14.16
Numbers

Graph Isomorphism, You've Been Served

A new algorithm slays a complexity dragon.
Michael Byrne
11.8.15
GAMBLING

Researchers Trade Algorithms for Photons in Complex Decision-Making Tasks

A quantum solution to an old problem.
Michael Byrne
9.24.15
Stuff

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.
Jackie Hong
7.20.15
history

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.
Ben Richmond
7.14.15
malaysia

An Algorithm for Escaping a Burning Building

The algorithmic way to find the nearest exit.
Michael Byrne
4.29.15
News

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.
Girard Dorney
1.29.15
Stuff

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.
Harmon Leon
1.29.15
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