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Monday, November 23, 2015
Equation Works Out Kinks In Knot Math - Engineers devise experiments that teach them about knots, with applications in the medical field and beyond.
Article complet... - Inside Science

Monday, November 16, 2015
A New Map Traces the Limits of Computation - A major advance reveals deep connections between the classes of problems that computers can and can't possibly do.
Article complet... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, November 9, 2015
How to Create Art With Mathematics - Can you generate aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical curves with two numbers and a simple mathematical function?
Article complet... - Quanta Magazine

Monday, November 2, 2015
Your next boss: A computer algorithm? - Computers are beginning to learn — on their own.
Article complet... - Los Angeles Times

Monday, October 26, 2015
Maths whizz solves a master's riddle - An online collaboration between mathematicians solves 80-year-old problem.
Article complet... - nature

Monday, October 19, 2015
The biggest mystery in mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proof - If a mathematician solves a problem, but the proof is not easily understood, has the problem really been solved?
Article complet... - nature

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The search for a thinking machine - Is human level intelligence attainable by 2050?
Article complet... - BBC News

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Math Of Star Trek:

How Trying To Solve Fermat's Last Theorem Revolutionized Mathematics - Math’s final frontier is extended by searching for answers to a timeless problem.
Article complet... - Forbes

Monday, September 28, 2015
How games, social media are changing the way people get hired - Powerful algorithms will now decide whether you hear “You’re hired” or “You’re fired”.
Article complet... - CBC News

Monday, September 21, 2015
Impossible Wallpaper and Mystery Curves: Exploring Symmetry in Mathematics and Art - Fusing mathematical and artistic creativity generates fascinating designs.
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, September 14, 2015
John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician - John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet - Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of ‘action at a distance’, against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.
Article complet... - nature

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Is Translation an Art or a Math Problem? - Mathematicians come together to create a universal translator.
Article complet... - The New York Times Magazine

Monday, July 6, 2015
Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil - Will we be able to back up our brains using a computer within 15 years?
Article complet... - CBC News

Monday, June 29, 2015
Voting machine password hacks as easy as "abcde", details Virginia state report- Insecure voting machines were used in Virginia for 12 years!
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, June 22, 2015
When the Mona Lisa is NP-Hard - Connecting the dots is harder then it looks.
Article complet... - Sciencific American

Monday, June 15, 2015
Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind - Researchers use a virtual world to design robots that will be more helpful in the real world.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, June 8, 2015
Math explains why beating Tetris is practically impossible - This is not a game that you can win.
Article complet... - engadget

Monday, June 1, 2015
The $23m house built by mathematics - Toronto home that doubles as a concert venue was designed by professor with 'science of curves'.
Article complet... - Daily Mail

Monday, May 25, 2015
Google develops computer program capable of learning tasks independently - Working towards developing a computer program that can learn like a human.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
How old do I look? Microsoft's face-reading app guesses with a single photo - Microsoft released a new demo and over 35000 people tried it out in the first few hours.
Article complet... -

Monday, May 11, 2015
When is Cheryl's birthday? Singapore math question for kids stumps internet - A math question to test logic skills was trending recently and causing quite a stir.
Article complet... -

Monday, May 04, 2015
Pagerank Algorithm Reveals World's All-Time Top Soccer Team - The stats explain who ranks where in soccer history.
Article complet... - MIT Technology Review

Monday, April 27, 2015
If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know? - Can you tell the difference between a human writer and a computer?
Article complet... - The New York Times

Monday, April 20, 2015
How Data And A Good Algorithm Can Help Predict Where Fires Will Start - An algorithm that can remove the unpredictability from firefighting.
Article complet... - WOUB Public Media

Monday, April 13, 2015
Math Explains Why Hipsters All Look the Same - Describing hipsters before it was cool.
Article complet... - Discover Magazine

Monday, March 30, 2015
Where's Waldo? Algorithm Helps You Find Him - The probability of finding Waldo just got a lot better.
Article complet... - Discovery News

Monday, March 23, 2015
Pi Day of the Century - It was the most delicious day of the last one hundred years.
Article complet... - The New York Times

Monday, March 9, 2015
Can Math Help You Fall in Love? - Mathematical models explain how to find an ideal mate and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship.
Article complet... -

Monday, March 2, 2015
MIT Cracks Algorithm for Robot Object Recognition: Will It Usher in Era of Household Robots? - Improvement in the recognition of artificial intelligence is leading society towards "robot maids”.
Article complet... - Tech Times

Monday, February 23, 2015
Wandering in the heavens: how mathematics explains Saturn’s rings - Astronomy, math and Newton's laws are combined to explain the discovery of Saturn's famous rings.
Article complet... - NewStatesman

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
How computer science can help art historians - Computers can detect painting techniques invisible to the human eye.
Article complet... - This Week

Monday, February 9, 2015
The math of organ donation: Kidneys are an NP-hard problem - Integer programming is used to find a match.
Article complet... - ars technica

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Insightful mathematics for an optimal run - Math indicates the ideal way a runner can preserve energy.
Article complet... - Science Blog

Monday, January 26, 2015
Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists - A Canadian poker program just can't lose.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, January 19, 2015
Exposing pokies using simple mathematics - Australian researchers are using mathematics to help gambling addicts.
Article complet... - The New Daily

Monday, January 12, 2015
How Google "Translates" Pictures Into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics - An algorithm uses vector combinations to write picture captions.
Article complet... - MIT Technology Review

Monday, January 05, 2015
Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time - A computer program generates mind reading card tricks for magicians.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, December 15, 2014
Solving quadratics in pictures - Around 3000 years ago, Babylonians already knew about versions of the famous formula for solving quadratic equations.
Article complet... - Plus Magazine

Monday, December 8, 2014
How Pixar Uses Math to Make Characters Look Perfect - The amount of geometry used to make 3D animations might surprise you.
Article complet... - Gizmodo

Monday, December 1, 2014
Mathematical model tackles 'Game of Thrones' predictions - Predict who will make it out alive!
Article complet... -

Monday, November 24, 2014
How to Solve the Famous Birthday Problem - What are the chances two players on the same soccer team share a birthday?
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, November 17, 2014
How Facebook is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism - Algorithms play a crucial role in determining what news we read online.
Article complet... - The New York Times

Monday, November 10, 2014
Dissecting Gordon's odds of scoring - A critical decision was made with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in the last game of baseball's World Series. Do statistics support the decision?
Article complet... -

Monday, November 3, 2014
The Mathematics of Herding Sheep - Sheepdogs think algorithmically. These dog algorithms could be useful in controlling crowds and cleaning up the environment.
Article complet... -

Monday, October 27, 2014
Computers 1000 times faster? Quick-change materials break silicon speed limit for computers -Faster, smaller, greener computers could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, October 20, 2014
Combining math and music to open new possibilities - Math can be found everywhere we look, but now we are finding it in every sound we hear.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, October 6, 2014
New algorithm could help 'cheetah' robot outrun humans soon - Earth's fastest land animal is mimicked using an algorithm to program its legs.
Article complet... - The Washington Post

Monday, September 29, 2014
Mathematics key to eating pizzas - The curvature of a slice of pizza can ensure toppings won't end up on the floor.
Article complet... -

Monday, September 22, 2014
Maryam Mirzakhani becomes 1st woman to win Fields Medal - History-making professor says math is fun -- "it's like solving a puzzle or connecting the dots in a detective case."
Article complet... -

Monday, September 15, 2014
Balancing Bike-Sharing Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor - Mathematicians and computer scientists are trying to determine how to shuffle bikes among stations so that one is always available when needed.
Article complet... -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
'Biggest price in science' announced - More than three million dollars awarded for groundbreaking work.
Article complet... - BBC News

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Google Elephant system made by B.C. man helps fight poaching - A tech-savvy student has created a 'vital conservation tool'.
Article complet... -

Friday, June 27, 2014
Of dinosaurs and mathematics - Mathematical data convinced palaeontologists to reclassify the origin of a dinosaur bone.
Article complet... -

Monday, June 23, 2014
Turing test passed by computer - Is a recent achievement a historic milestone in the history of artificial intelligence?
Article complet... -

Monday, June 16, 2014
World Cup Prediction Mathematics Explained - Are you using statistical analysis to predict the eventual winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, June 9, 2014
Mathematicians put their own spin on the search for rare prime numbers - A new approach to the ongoing search for the largest prime numbers.
Article complet... - Daily

Monday, June 2, 2014
Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions -- even 'happily disgusted' - Researchers have found a way for computers to recognize 21 different facial expressions.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, May 26, 2014
A new mathematics for experimental science - Applied mathematics, computer science and scientific experiments are being combined to produce revolutionary methods.
Article complet... -

Monday, May 12, 2014
"Electronic Skin" Equipped with Memory - Scientists have created a wearable device as thin as a tattoo that can store data and deliver medicine.
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, April 28, 2014
Knowledge transfer between computers: Computers teach each other Pac-Man - Computers teach each other how to play the classic game Pac-Man.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, April 21, 2014
NHL teams ready to embrace advanced statistics - Hockey teams hope to gain an edge by keeping secret statistics.
Article complet... -

Monday, April 14, 2014
Mathematicians calculate that there are 177,147 ways to knot a tie - Mathematicians have counted how many ways there are to knot a tie and you won't believe how many there are!
Article complet... -

Monday, April 7, 2014
Model predicts growth, death of membership-based websites - Social networks are popular, but do they have a limited lifespan?
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, March 31, 2014
In the End, It All Adds Up to – 1/12 - What if all time and infinity added up to a negative number....?
Article complet... - The New York Times

Monday, March 24, 2014
Traffic Jams Make Cities Splinter into Subcenters - A new model explains the evolution of cities and their suburbs.
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, March 17, 2014
The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence - The number of thinking machines is growing exponentially.
Article complet... - The Atlantic

Monday, March 10, 2014
Ancient Times Table Hidden in Chinese Bamboo Strips - The 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table.
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, March 3, 2014
Canuck tech whiz nabs two sci-tech Academy Awards - Software engineer with uWaterloo mathematics degree recognized for creating movie magic.
Article complet... - CP24

Monday, February 24, 2014
Simple Mathematical Formula Describes Human Struggles - Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood using a mathematical formula?
Article complet... - Science Daily

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
BYU's smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans - Highly accurate system learns to decipher images on its own.
Article complet... - Brigham Young University

Monday, February 10, 2014
How math helps stop oil spills and plane crashes - Using math to make difficult decisions about risk.
Article complet... -

Monday, February 3, 2014
Some Polynesian islanders combined binary and decimal math - A hybrid system combines the compactness of base 10 with the simplicity of the two-digit base 2.
Article complet... -

Monday, January 27, 2014
Bringing mathematical modelling into the operating room - A University of Waterloo PhD student is helping develop math algorithms being used by surgeons working on infants.
Article complet... - The Record

Monday, January 20, 2014
How statistics can help cure cancer - Some of the best minds in medical research are working to understand one of the world’s biggest killers. They're not all doctors, chemists, and biologists.
Article complet... - BBC News

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Physical finance - What's a theoretical physicist doing with mathematics in the financial world?
Article complet... - Plus Magazine

Monday, December 16, 2013
CT and 3-D Printers Used to Recreate Dinosaur Fossils -Just like Gutenberg's printing press opened the world of books to the public, digital datasets and 3-D prints of fossils may now be distributed more broadly.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, December 9, 2013
A vexing math problem finds an elegant solution - Professor and graduate student provide a geometric solution to the von Neumann-Day problem.
Article complet... -

Monday, December 2, 2013
Computer Searches Web 24/7 to Analyze Images and Teach Itself Common Sense - A computer program is doing its best to understand millions of images from the internet, gathering common sense on a massive scale.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Coach Who Never Punts - A high school coach is using statistics to change the way football is played.
Article complet... -

Monday, November 18, 2013
CSIRO software monitors Twitter to guide emergency services to fires - Breakthrough innovation uses eyewitness accounts on social media to map and respond to new outbreaks.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, November 11, 2013
Are you ready to retire? Mathematical models estimate the value of pension plans - Using a mathematical model and partial differential equations to find your opportune retirement age.
Article complet... -

Monday, November 4, 2013
Tying Light In Knots - Knot theory may prove to be useful in unraveling the mysteries of light.
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, October 28, 2013
Saving digital art from an early death at the ZKM museum - A German museum's quest to save art created using obsolete technologies.
Article complet... - BBC

Monday, October 21, 2013
Quantum Computers: Trust Is Good, Proof Is Better - Can we just assume that quantum computers will always give us correct outputs? How can we test their reliability?
Article complet... - ScienceDaily

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The maths that saw the US shutdown coming - Can a new mathematical model predict the endgame of empires?
Article complet... - New Scientist

Monday, October 7, 2013
Accurate Computer Model of RNA Tetraloop - Researchers develop a computational model that helps scientists to visualize RNA structures and speed up experiments.
Article complet... - Science News

Monday, September 30, 2013
What are Maxwell's Equations? - How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us how to electrify the world.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, September 23, 2013
Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human. - Robots capable of social interaction and experiential learning are being built and studied around the world.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, September 16, 2013
Plants Perform Molecular Mathematics - Can your violet do arithmetic?
Article complet... - Scientific American

Monday, September 9, 2013
Computer program replicates artist sketches - Disney research has computers replicating abstract portraits.
Article complet... - BBC

Monday, July 29, 2013
Statistics and Magnetic Socks Shape Modern Tae Kwon Do - Can statistics reshape our understanding of this martial art?
Article complet... - Scientific American

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Closing the gap between primes - Online collaborators are continually improving a celebrated recent result about twin primes.
Article complet... -New Scientist

Monday, June 24, 2013
Tasty use of 3D printing - Will Nasa be successful in printing food for its astronauts?
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, June 17, 2013
One million dollar prize - Big money is at stake in the search for the solution to a problem harder than proving Fermat's Last Theorem.
Article complet... -

Monday, June 10, 2013
Cells as living calculators - Engineers used bacterial cells to compute logarithms, divide and take square roots.
Article complet... - MITnews

Monday, June 3, 2013
Internet content is looking for you - Search engines can use much more than what you type in the box.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, May 27, 2013
Math to combat natural catastrophes - Mathematical models can help prepare authorities for earthquakes and tsunamis.
Article complet... -

Monday, May 20, 2013
'Pride and Prejudice' as a game theory textbook - Did Jane Austin use game theory in her 1800s classic novel long before its military applications in the Cold War?
Article complet... - New Scientist

Monday, May 13, 2013
Predicting box office success - The "reigning mad scientist of Hollywood" uses statistics to analyze film scripts and calculate how likely a movie will be a hit.
Article complet... - New York Times

Monday, April 29, 2013
Is mathematics discovered or invented? - The answer is worth a fortune.
Article complet... - New Scientist

Monday, April 22, 2013
And the 2013 Abel Prize goes to ... - Belgian Pierre Deligne, who proved a deep conjecture about algebra and geometry.
Article complet... - Nature

Monday, April 15, 2013
Why wasn't there a class like this when I was an undergraduate? - The mathematics of card tricks.
Article complet... -

Monday, March 25, 2013
The American Supreme Court should learn statistics. - "the act of citing statistical factoids is not the same thing as drawing sound inferences from them"
Article complet... - NY Times

Monday, March 18, 2013
Astronomy Picture of the Day - Astronomy needs math right? Not what you would expect.
Article complet... - NASA

Monday, March 11, 2013
Warm weather is coming - Really warm weather. A different use for a hockey stick.
Article complet... - Mother Jones

Monday, March 4, 2013
Gender Bias in Mathematics - Thought provoking and bluntly expressed. And very important.
Article complet... - mathbabe

Monday, February 25, 2013
The Wondrous Mathematics of Winter - Winter is the Platonist’s season.
Article complet... - The New Yorker

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A new Mersenne prime - Big. Really big.
Article complet... - Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)

Monday, February 11, 2013
On this day in 1897 - In the Indiana General Assembly a bill was introduced to legislate the value of pi.
Article complet... - Wikipedia

Monday, February 4, 2013
AlgoRythmics - This is different. Sorting algorithms in folk dance.
Article complet... - Youtube

Monday, January 28, 2013
Staying on key - Just look at the picture – a Bengalese Finch with headphones.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, January 21, 2013
Mathematics and what it means to be human - Few intoxicants are as dangerous to a mathematician as an audience of laypeople willingly listening to a math lecture.
Article complet... - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, January 14, 2013
The International Year of Statistics - So exactly what is statistics and why do I care?
Article complet... - statistics2013

Monday, January 7, 2013
The Mathematics of Planet earth - Chaos in the solar system. Eradicating disease. Aging the earth. And so much more.
Article complet... - mpe2013

Monday, December 17, 2012
Newton, the Man - Isaac Newton, a posthumous child bom with no father on Christmas Day, 1642, was the last wonderchild to whom the Magi could do sincere and appropriate homage.
Article complet... - University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Monday, November 26, 2012
What, precisely, does a field of sunflowers have to do with mathematics and the centenary of Alan Turing's birth? - 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, …?
Article complet... - BBC

Monday, November 19, 2012
Should Alice marry Bob? - And what does this have to do with Math class?
Article complet... - The Spectator

Monday, November 12, 2012
Ancient air-conditioning - After 4000 years, we might understand why mediterranean courtyards are cool.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, November 5, 2012
An American election means polls everyday. - When do the polls get it right?
Article complet... -

Monday, October 29, 2012
One problem, six years … - and it was computer assisted using proof, not numeric computation.
Article complet... -

Monday, October 22, 2012
The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of - "few can match the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity."
Article complet... - NY Times

Monday, October 15, 2012
As simple as abc - If Mochizuki’s proof is correct, it will be one of the most astounding achievements of mathematics of the twenty-first century.
Article complet... - nature

Monday, September 10, 2012
Mathematics and Democracy - It's not often mathematics makes the op-ed pages.
Article complet... - The Mathematical Association of America

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Just how hard is it to make an Olympic flag out of a single piece of string? - Harder than you think. But it has just been done.
Article complet... -

Monday, July 9, 2012
How shopping overwhelms mathematical reasoning - Will that be 33% more coffee or 33% less for a cup?
Article complet... - The Atlantic

Monday, June 11, 2012
Paradigm shift - Baseball has always been a game of numbers, but a new use of statistics is changing the game.
Article complet... - The Economist

Monday, May 28, 2012
Traffic jams? - Better queue management may mean less gridlock.
Article complet... - The Register

Monday, March 19, 2012
A different take on graphic novels. - What do Kurt Vonnegut and the xy-axes have in common?
Article complet... - The Guardian

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
FFT stands for...?. - And why everyone will care.
Article complet... - Fast Company

Monday, February 6, 2012
Bad, just plain bad. - How mathematics can help you make really bad music.
Article complet... - Gizmodo

Monday, January 23, 2012
The unplanned impact of mathematics - What do a nineteenth century Irish mathematician and Lara Croft have in common?
Article complet... - nature

Friday, January 6, 2012
The Alan Turing Year - A celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing in the year of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Article complet... - Turing Centenary

Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas Day, 1642 - [Newton] was the last of the magicians ...
Article complet... - The MacTutor History of Mathematics

Monday, December 12, 2011
Secrets that lie beneath ... - The Archimedes Palimpsest recovered.
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, November 28, 2011
Your brain and math anxiety ... - Just relaaaax.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, November 14, 2011
Now that the human population has just passed 7 billion humans ... - How do we put 7 billion people in perspective?
Article complet... -

Friday, October 28, 2011
The trigonometry or tortellini - A poetic paean to pasta.
Article complet... -

Friday, August 5, 2011
Sit up! Don't slouch! - How comfortable are you with your computer acting as drill sergeant?
Article complet... - Science Daily

Monday, June 20, 2011
Phones and trees? - Trees are used extensively in computer science, but here computer science identifies trees.
Article complet... -MMA

Monday, May 30, 2011
Recreating the earliest uses of electronic computers - Can you find the University of Waterloo connection to this story? And it's not the computer ...
Article complet... - BBC

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Stonehenge, aliens, your house and randomness - Every location in the UK is at the intersection of three or more lines from ancient monuments. That can't be random ... can it?
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, April 15, 2011
Magic squares are given a whole new dimension. - What happens when you replace numbers by shapes in a magic square?
Article complet... - The Guardian

Monday, March 21, 2011
All it takes to beat a computer at trivia is a rocket scientist. - Are humans in jeopardy on Jeopardy?
Article complet... -

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Game theory's take on the beautiful game - and diving. - Soccer and the Art of Deception.
Article complet... - The journal Science

Monday, Feb 14, 2011
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. - Won't you be my cardioid?
Article complet... -

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011
No competition when it comes to the job hunt - Mathematical careers occupy the top five jobs according to CareerCast and the Wall Street Journal.
Article complet... - Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2011
Fruitful flies - How fruit fly biology can improve very large distributed computing performance.
Article complet... - Science Daily

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011
A math-genius teenage hero coming to a theatre near you - An anime feature of a math prodigy and his love interest where virtual and real-world complications ensue.
Article complet... - New York Times

Monday, Dec 13, 2010
The tales mathematicians (and computer scientists) tell - Donald Knuth is one of the best known computer scientists in the world. Here he describes his family's emigration to America. There is lots more on him and on others.
Article complet... - Web of Stories

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
Masters of Math, From Old Babylon - An exhibition of Babylonian clay tablets entitled "Before Pythagoras"
Article complet... - New York Times

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010
Into the matrix - Are you sure your teacher or students are real?
Article complete... - Toronto Star

Monday, Oct 25, 2010
So you want to win the World Series. - The fastest route around the bases is not the route taken by batters.
Article complet... - ScienceNews

Monday, Oct 4, 2010
Just how nasty can a virus be? - When it's state-sponsored malware, the question gets complicated. We can probably agree that the Stuxnet worm is very good at being very bad. Beyond that, there is lots of room for debate.
Article complet... - The Guardian Weekly

Monday, Sept 20, 2010
Without geometry, life is pointless - What are the mental habits of a mathematician?
Article complet... - A teacher's blog

Monday, Sept 13, 2010
Down the rabbit hole - The future of mathematics textbooks?
Article complet... - The Guardian

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Math is no match for locust swarms - It may be impossible to predict where they will strike next.
Article complet... -

Monday, June 28, 2010
Pigeons beat humans at solving 'Monty Hall' problem - A famous probability puzzle fools most humans but not most pigeons. Scientists think that reason may be the reason.
Article complet ... - LiveScience

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sharks have math skills - How would you find your dinner if it was scattered about? How would a shark tackle this problem?
Article complet ... - Discovery News

Monday, June 7, 2010
Giraffes can swim, though poorly: study - Two mathematicians believe they have proved giraffes can swim. Computer generated mathematical models show that the world's tallest animal can theoretically cross rivers.
Article complet ... - CBC

Monday, May 31, 2010
Crop circle season arrives with a mathematical message - Mystery surrounds a mathematically designed shape which recently appeared in the countryside of Wiltshire, England.
Article complet ... - The Independent

Monday, May 17, 2010
Locating tsunami warning buoys - Everyone remembers the devasting Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Mathematics is being used to find the optimal placement of tsunami warning systems.
Article complet ... - ScienceDaily

Monday, May 10, 2010
Dan Snaith of Caribou brings energy to music and mathematics - How similar is composing a song to solving an equation or studying geometry? Connections between music and mathematics might be stronger than you think.
Article complet ... -The Washington Post

Monday, May 3, 2010
Fake anti-virus software a growing threat - One should always be extremely cautious when downloading anything from the internet. What can and should companies or governments do to combat the threat of malicious software?
Article complet... - CBC

Monday, April 26, 2010
Reunited set of math problems gives clues to how Lincoln learned - Historians discovered a missing page of math problems written by Abraham Lincoln. See the digitized version of his homework that is helping researchers better understand the 16th President of the United States.
Article complet... - The State Journal-Register

Monday, April 19, 2010
Flouridation may not do much for cavities - What does a Statistics Canada study on dental health mean for the controversy about fluoridation of drinking water? Are the statistics meaningful? Can important conclusions be made?
Article complet... - The Globe and Mail

Monday, April 12, 2010
Bathroom breaks could wait during gold-medal match - If the Olympics can cause an uneven demand for water, what other events might impact our use of the earth's resources? How can mathematics help us understand consumption patterns?
Article complet... - The Globe and Mail (subscription necessary)

Monday, April 5, 2010
Do We Need a 37-Cent Coin? - Is our current system of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter as efficient as it could be?
Article complet... - NY Times

Wenesday, March 31, 2010
The games people play? - How do you know when a game is really hard?
Article complet... - MIT

Monday, March 22, 2010
Why would you do geometry on a sphere? - Because it makes the world go round, or at least helps your GPS to work.
Article complet... - NY Times

Monday, March 15, 2010
Why women over 40 are good at math - Not only do female math students outperform men at Ontario's community colleges, but it's the 40-something female multi-taskers juggling jobs, families and mortgages who edge out their classmates of either sex at any age, new research shows.
Article complet... - Toronto Star

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Google finds a lost letter of René Descartes - An interesting intersection of computing capabilities of the 21st century and one of most important mathematicians of the 17th century.
Article complet... - CBC

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Compressed Sensing - no, it's not squeezing your friends. - Using sophisticated mathematics and computing algorithms has made dramatic differences when managing the large volumes of data common with medical imagery.
Article complet... -

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What do pi and Picasso have in common? - Mathematics helps uncover art fakes.
Article complet... - National Public Radio

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The computer is doomed. Maybe... - Super computers require lots of electricity. Is there enough electricity for tomorrow's super computers?
Article complet... - The Globe and Mail

Monday, February 8, 2010
What a difference a few percent make - Sovereign deficits are big news nowadays. Interesting table - treat the comments with caution.
Article complet... - The blog InfectiousGreed

Monday, February 1, 2010
From Fish to Infinity - What do Ernie from Sesame Street and Plato have in common? The NY Times has a new column on mathematics.
Article complet... - New York Times

Monday, January 25, 2010
Bad science, really bad science, out of this world bad science - No, we don't need aliens to explain this...
Article complet... - Bad Science Blog

Monday, January 11, 2010
Have women done it? - And how do we really know? Counting seems harder than we might think.
Article complet - The New York Times

Monday, January 4, 2010
Math and magic ... - Tricks of a mathemagician ...
Article complet - The New York Times

Monday, December 18, 2009
What famous mathematician was born on Christmas Day, 1642? - A brilliant talk given by John Maynard Keynes, the great economist, on the life of ....
Article complet - St. Andrew's University

Monday, November 23, 2009
10 jobs for math whizzes - Ever thought about being a cost estimator?
Article complet - CNN

Monday, November 16, 2009
The next generation ... - Computers from quantum mechanics.
Article complet - ScienceDaily

Monday, November 9, 2009
Martin Gardner: Puzzler Extraordinaire - A wolf, a goat and a head of cabbage need to be safely ferried across a river ...
Article complet - The New York Times

Monday, November 2, 2009
The good ship "Navigator of Connectivity" - And you thought connecting from your place was hard.
Article complet - The Guardian Weekly

Monday, October 19, 2009
The best jobs belong to ... - According to CareerCast, four of the best five jobs in the US are for mathematicians and computer scientists. No surprise, really.
Article complet - The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Do the math to help the Vancouver Olympics - Simple percentages make transportation at the Olympics much easier.
Article complet - Globe and Mail (subscription necessary)

Monday, October 5, 2009
Solve the following word problem. You fall off a boat in the Pacific Ocean - Assuming you are wearing a life-jacket, where will you float?
Article complet - The New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2009
What's the hottest graphic novel in Europe? - A stellar cast of mathematicians, the quest for truth, villains - as a comic book?
Article complet - The New York Times