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Category: Math News

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O’Neil Crown New York 2016 Book Web Site: https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com The Author’s Blog: https://mathbabe.org My Rating: 4/5 …

Last month, the mathematics and tech communities lost a giant. Solomon Golomb’s discoveries in polynomials led to technology behind some of the most used devices society depends on today. …

Khan Academy is an amazing non-for-profit project that’s chock full of mathematics, science, and other educational videos. Wide coverage, excellent explanations, and the fact that’s 100% free to use, …

The Joy of Stats is an hour long BBC documentary by Professor Hans Rosling, in which he illustrates the beauty and importance of statistics as a means of understanding …

Some readers may be familiar with Bob Palais’ article “π Is Wrong”. Within it Palais argues that π is the wrong choice of circle constant. This quote, from the …

Pi is a remarkable number and represents, in the collective mind, the field of mathematics better than any other number. Today is March 14 (or 3/14 when written in …

We first mentioned Rejecta Mathematica almost two years ago. While it did take them a while, the site has finally gone live and they recently announced their inaugural issue, …

Wolfram Research finally launched Wolfram|Alpha, the much talked about “computational knowledge engine”. It’s unusual description is justified by the fact that we are not dealing with a search engine …

Many math lovers and geeks alike celebrate “Pi Day” on March 14. In fact, when using the American style for dates where the month precedes the day, today is …

Seven years ago Stephen Wolfram published A New Kind of Science. I remember the hype surrounding this book. Journalists jumped at the chance to praise a heavy tome that …