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RIP John Conway
Renowned mathematician and beloved Princeton University professor, John Horton Conway, died this week (April 11) of COVID19. He was 82. Conway is best known as the inventor of the hugely influential and inspirational artificial life program, The Game of Life.

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Interactive model explores how different interventions affect COVID19 spread
Potential LongTerm Intervention Strategies for COVID19

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Louis Nirenberg, ‘One of the Great Mathematicians,’ Dies at 94
Winner of the math world’s equivalent of a Nobel, he puzzled out equations describing the vibrating of strings, the flow of heat and the movement of water.

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Can technology reduce traffic congestion, these mathemeticians say yes
Scientists at St. Petersburg State University, proposed a solution to traffic congestion…

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Why you might be counting in the wrong language
Learning numbers in a European language has probably affected your early maths ability. It turns out there are better ways to count.

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Interactive Fluid Simulation  Outpan
Interactive Fluid Simulation: Interactive Fluid Simulation MIT License Copyright (c) 2017 Pavel Dobryakov Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this...

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The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained
The intermediate axis theorem.

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Scientists Find Evidence The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions
Back in 2017, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains.

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New Proof Settles Ancient Question of How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi
The ancient Greeks wondered when “irrational” numbers can be approximated by fractions. By proving the longstanding DuffinSchaeffer conjecture, two mathematicians have provided a complete answer.

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The Riemann Hypothesis, explained
It’s been called the most difficult problem in mathematics. What is the Riemann Hypothesis?

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Couple wins millions using lottery loophole
It was completely legal and it won them millions. Jon Wertheim reports on how Jerry Selbee and his wife Marge used "basic arithmetic" to crack the code on certain lottery games

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Researchers solve magic angle mystery
The origin of these angles in twisted bilayer graphene may be fundamentally connected to the quantum Hall effect, say Harvard researchers. By Belle Dumé.

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We've found a quicker way to multiply really big numbers
To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.

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Mathematicians have found a new way to multiply two numbers together
The multiplication you learn at school is too slow for computers, so mathematicians are always searching for better methods.

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‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six
Children as young as six feel fear, rage and despair as a result of “mathematics anxiety”, a condition which can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in class, according to a study. Pupils in both primary and secondary school can find themselves locked in a cycle of despair, suffering from anxiety which harms their maths performance, which in turn leads to increased anxiety.

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Google just smashed the world record for calculating digits of pi
Happy π day! We now know the first 31.4 trillion digits of the tastiest mathematical constant

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Here's How Long it Would Take for Vampires to Annihilate Humanity
To vanquish a vampire, one generally employs a stake, a cross, a string of garlic, or a combination of all three. But there’s one highly effective antivampire weapon that few think to use: math. By Ella Morton. (Oct. 27, 2015)

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You Shot a Rubber Band off Your Thumb. Why Didn’t Your Thumb Get Hit?
If you shoot a rubber band off your thumb, why doesn't it hit your thumb? The answer, it turns out, involves some pretty serious physics.

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When People Are as Predictable as Water
With Simon DeDeo on cosmic microwaves and crime.

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The Costs of Building Pop Culture Structures
From Death Star to Hogwarts, pop culture structures are as every bit iconic as the characters. How much would they cost to build in real life? We estimate the costs of five iconic structures.
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