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The Beauty Of Mathematics (Plus Cake)

You can create some incredibly beautiful images using mathematics. Over at The Guardian, they have a collection of images taken from the book “50 Visions of Mathematics“. These range from fractal images (which are always beautiful), to 3D-printed items, to experiments, … Continue reading

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The Mathematics Of Murder

Should a robot sacrifice your life to save two? “It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process. A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, … Continue reading

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2048: Strategy, Maths, & Iron

Steve Mould and James Grime give you the rundown of 2048. They explain how to play the game, provide you with a few hints and tips on how to beat it, as well as provide you with a wealth of … Continue reading

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Pi Day – March 14th

It’s that special time of year again. It’s Pi Day! To celebrate, here are a few interesting bits and pieces related to this day. First up, Alex Bellos, resident mathematician at the Guardian, has two really interesting articles on Pi. … Continue reading

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Fermat’s Last Theorem – Numberphile

A great interview with Simon Singh about Fermat’s Last Theorem, hosted by Numberphile. Simon talks about the life of Fermat, his works, and his theorems, focusing on his most famous one: that no three positive integers x, y, and z can satisfy the equation xn + yn = zn for any integer value … Continue reading

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The Simpsons’ Secret Formula

Ah, The Simpsons. Quite possibly past its heyday, but it can still be amusing. I’ve always known it contained many little pop culture references, but I didn’t realise there were so many maths related ones. Over at The Guardian, Simon … Continue reading

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Numberphile – Googol Song

Numberphile – Googol Song. Helen Arney sings the Googol Song, with mathematical assistance from Matt Parker. A Googol is a large number (the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes). A Googolplex is… too big to think about. It’s 10 to … Continue reading

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