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These Amazing Immersive Models Help Scientists Understand The Structure Of Forests

Tropical forest are large, complex and easy to get lost in — which isn’t helpful if you’re trying to study them. Now, scientists are using these amazing immersive mathematical models to understand the intricacies of tree canopies around the world.

Sorry, The Riemann Hypothesis Has Almost Certainly Not Been Solved

Rumours are swirling that Opeyemi Enoch, a professor from the Federal University of Oye Ekiti in Nigeria, has solved the Riemann Hypothesis, a problem that has vexed mathematicians for over 150 years. Too bad it’s not true.

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple And Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spams in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if you want them to be. For the past few years, people across the world have studied calculus for free online, by exploring a set of gorgeous, dynamic animations.

Physicists Discover 'Hidden Chaos' Lurking Everywhere

It appears that the standard tools used to identify chaotic signatures might be missing lots of hidden chaos — especially in systems that seem like they’re not chaotic at all.

New Evidence That Sending People To Prison Makes Crime Worse

There’s a saying that there’s nothing like going to prison to turn you into a criminal. But now, a new study offers evidence that this homily is statistically sound. Every year a person is kept in prison increases their odds of committing another crime when they are released.

This Is What Happens When You Remix Calvin And Hobbes Using Maths

What happens when you take one of the world’s best cartoon strips and remix it with some random process maths? Wonderful gibberish is what.

An Awesome Modern Take On The Statistical Atlas Of The United States

The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau — but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing.

These Maths Secrets Will Make You Love Times Tables

Most people will probably remember the times tables from primary school quizzes. There might be patterns in some of them (the simple doubling of the 2 times table) but others you just learnt by rote. And it was never quite clear just why it was necessary to know what 7 x 9 is off the top of your head.

Did You Know You Can Subtract Large Numbers By Adding Them?

Video: The MinutePhysics series has always been a goldmine of interesting facts and science explainers. But prepare to have your mind blown wide open this time as Henry Reich shows you an alternate way to manually subtract large numbers — by doing addition instead.

Singapore's Prime Minister Has Published His Own C++ Sudoku Solver

Everyone needs a hobby. For Lee Hsien Loon, that happens to be writing C++ Sudoku solvers and publishing them on the internet. Lee Hsien Loong also happens to be the Prime Minister of Singapore.

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