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Mandelbrot Zooms Now Surpass the Scale of the Observable Universe 157 comments
How Uber Surge Pricing Really Works 96 comments
Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon? 385 comments
Magician Turned Professor Talks About the Math Behind Shuffling Cards 63 comments
Cornell Study: For STEM Tenure Track, Women Twice As Likely To Be Hired As Men 517 comments
Turing Manuscript Sells For $1 Million 44 comments
Cannabis Smoking Makes Students Less Likely To Pass University Courses 291 comments
FTC Creates Office Dedicated To "Algorithmic Transparency" 75 comments
NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden 247 comments
Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous 397 comments
Pi Day Extraordinaire 107 comments
Strange Stars Pulse To the Golden Mean 157 comments
Number of Legal 18x18 Go Positions Computed; 19x19 On the Horizon 186 comments
Statistical Mechanics Finds Best Places To Hide During Zombie Apocalypse 247 comments
Genetic Data Analysis Tools Reveal How US Pop Music Evolved 57 comments
Ancient and Modern People Followed Same Mathematical Rule To Build Cities 81 comments
Interviews: Ask Stephen Wolfram a Question 210 comments
The Mathematical Case For Buying a Powerball Ticket 480 comments
Physicists Make a Mobius Strip From Beams of Light 53 comments
There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe 226 comments
Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back 181 comments
Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics 105 comments
Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy 187 comments
Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player 340 comments
Red Hat Engineer Improves Math Performance of Glibc 226 comments
The World of YouTube Bubble Sort Algorithm Dancing 68 comments
Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died 170 comments
Cause and Effect: How a Revolutionary New Statistical Test Can Tease Them Apart 137 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM? 280 comments
A Common Logic To Seeing Cats and the Cosmos 45 comments
Mathematical Trick Helps Smash Record For the Largest Quantum Factorization 62 comments
Game Theory Analysis Shows How Evolution Favors Cooperation's Collapse 213 comments
New Analysis Pushes Back Possible Origin For Antikythera Mechanism 62 comments
Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election 413 comments
Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice 51 comments
Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors 55 comments
Big Talk About Small Samples 246 comments
How To Mathematically Predict Lightning Strikes 41 comments
Mathematics Great Alexander Grothendieck Dies At 86 49 comments
The Math Behind the Hipster Effect 176 comments
Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing 429 comments
New Website Offers Provably Fair Solutions To Everyday Problems 167 comments
Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart 273 comments
An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man 342 comments
The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google 205 comments
Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage 447 comments
Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again) 239 comments
Fixing Steam's User Rating Charts 93 comments
Snowflake-Shaped Networks Are Easiest To Mend 38 comments
David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures 942 comments
Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones 127 comments
Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist 356 comments
Researchers Propose a Revocable Identity-Based Encryption Scheme 76 comments
New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100 326 comments
ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children 981 comments
Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life 211 comments
Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students 115 comments
It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart 243 comments
Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math 214 comments
Maryam Mirzakhani Is the First Woman Fields Medalist 75 comments
About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA 227 comments
Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time 177 comments
The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension 259 comments
Amazon's eBook Math 306 comments
Math, Programming, and Language Learning 241 comments
Walter Munk's Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment 55 comments
Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball 144 comments
The Billionaire Mathematician 96 comments
Another Dementia Test Oversold 24 comments
How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct? 305 comments
Visualizing Algorithms 50 comments
Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips 192 comments
Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics? 155 comments
The Game Theory of Life 85 comments
Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool 281 comments
Zazzle.com Thinks Depictions of Pi Are Protected Intellectual Property 264 comments
Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work 422 comments
R Throwdown Challenge 185 comments
Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards 688 comments
Discrete Logarithm Problem Partly Solved -- Time To Drop Some Crypto Methods? 114 comments
Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights 490 comments
Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius 208 comments
Mathematicians Push Back Against the NSA 233 comments
Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits 74 comments
Experiment Suggests Monkeys Can Do Basic Math 87 comments
Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All 332 comments
Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi 311 comments
Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing 612 comments
Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed? 723 comments
MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers 92 comments
Ties of the Matrix: An Exercise in Combinatorics 51 comments
A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser 167 comments
P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe 199 comments
Data Mining the Web Reveals What Makes Puzzles Hard For Humans 44 comments
Taxis By Algorithm: Streamlining City Transport With Graph Theory 72 comments
New Information May Narrow Down Malaysian Jet's Path 227 comments
Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball 76 comments
Happy Pi Day 218 comments
Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math 384 comments
Mathematicians Are Chronically Lost and Confused 114 comments
Teaching Calculus To 5-Year-Olds 231 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort? 195 comments
Wolfram Language Demo Impresses 216 comments
Copyright Ruling On Publishing Calculated Results: Common Sense Breaks Out 54 comments
The Neuroscience of Computer Programming 161 comments
Riecoin: A Cryptocurrency With a Scientific Proof of Work 156 comments
Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings 265 comments
A Mathematical Proof Too Long To Check 189 comments
Why Improbable Things Really Aren't 166 comments
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation? 745 comments
Can Electric Current Make People Better At Math? 112 comments
How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage 240 comments
Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician's Effort To Tackle Grade Inflation 264 comments
Second World War Code-cracking Computing Hero Colossus Turns 70 110 comments
Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy' 412 comments
James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering 321 comments
Can Wolfram Alpha Tell Which Team Will Win the Super Bowl? 126 comments
Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise 193 comments
Python Scripting and Analyzing Your Way To Love 188 comments
Why Standard Deviation Should Be Retired From Scientific Use 312 comments
Mathematical Model Helps Estimate Optimal Timing of Cyber Attack 31 comments
Kazakh Professor Claims Solution of Another Millennium Prize Problem 162 comments
Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers 146 comments
World's Oldest Decimal Multiplication Table Discovered 86 comments
The Math of Gamification 36 comments
GNU Octave Gets a GUI 166 comments
Polynesians May Have Invented Binary Math 170 comments
Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage 213 comments
New Education Performance Data Published: Asia Dominates 263 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Reproducible Is Arithmetic In the Cloud? 226 comments
Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) On Every Raspberry Pi 99 comments
Mathematicians Team Up To Close the Prime Gap 194 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can You Trust Online Tax Software? 237 comments
Ask Slashdot: Cheap Second Calculators For Tests? 328 comments
Weak Statistical Standards Implicated In Scientific Irreproducibility 182 comments
A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core 663 comments
A MathML Progress Report: More Light Than Shadow 84 comments
Network Scientists Discover the 'Dark Corners' of the Internet 99 comments
Debunking the Lorentz System As a Framework For Human Emotions 124 comments
Barbarians At the Gateways 321 comments
Linux RNG May Be Insecure After All 240 comments
Extreme Complexity of Scientific Data Driving New Math Techniques 107 comments
When Does the Universe Compute? 182 comments
The STEM Crisis Is a Myth 284 comments
Ohio State Introduces Massive Open Online Calculus 134 comments
US Electrical Grid On the Edge of Failure 293 comments
MIT Research: Encryption Less Secure Than We Thought 157 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press? 385 comments
Microsoft's Math-Challenged STEM Education Contest 96 comments
Same Programs + Different Computers = Different Weather Forecasts 240 comments
McAfee Exaggerated Cost of Hacking, Perhaps For Profit 105 comments
Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops 1029 comments
Evolution of AI Interplanetary Trajectories Reaches Human-Competitive Levels 52 comments
J.K. Rowling Should Try the Voting Algorithm 128 comments
Math and Science Popular With Students Until They Realize They're Hard 580 comments
How Old Is the Average Country? 375 comments
LibreOffice Calc Set To Get GPU Powered Boost From AMD 211 comments
Australian Air Force's Recruiting Puzzle Shown To Be Unsolvable 113 comments
UnGrounded: British Airways Attempts to Bottle Some Startup Spirit 128 comments
Banker Offers $1M To Solve Beal Conjecture 216 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree? 656 comments
Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability 202 comments
Canada Courts, Patent Office Warns Against Trying To Patent Mathematics 215 comments
Major Advance Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture 248 comments
Firefox Is the First Browser To Pass the MathML Acid2 Test 134 comments
IBM Researchers Open Source Homomorphic Crypto Library 130 comments
New Study Suggests No Shortage of American STEM Graduates 344 comments
Ask Slashdot: Science Books For Middle School Enrichment? 203 comments
Terrible Advice From a Great Scientist 276 comments
Statistical Errors Keep 4700 K-3rd Students From NYC 'Gifted' Programs 215 comments
Extended TeX: Past, Present, and Future 300 comments
How That 'Extra .9%' Could Ward Off a Zombie Apocalypse 204 comments
Pierre Deligne Wins Abel Prize For Contributions To Algebraic Geometry 55 comments
10 Ways To Celebrate International Pi Day 180 comments
Full Review of the Color TI-84 Plus 233 comments
You Can Navigate Between Any Two Websites In 19 Clicks Or Fewer 185 comments
Taking a Hard Look At SSD Write Endurance 267 comments
Estonian Schools To Teach Computer-Based Math 77 comments
New Largest Known Prime Number: 2^57,885,161-1 254 comments
Australian Economists Predictions No Better Than Flipping a Coin 290 comments
Missile Defense's Real Enemy: Math 589 comments
Google Pledges Pi Million Dollars In Pwnium 3 Prizes 60 comments
Mathematicians Aim To Take Publishers Out of Publishing 162 comments
Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System 202 comments
Khan Academy Will Be Ready For Its Close-Up In Idaho 102 comments
Buffalo Bills Going the Moneyball Route With Analytics 94 comments
Ramanujan's Deathbed Conjecture Finally Proven 186 comments
Juggling By the Numbers 59 comments
TI-84+C-Silver Edition: That C Stands For Color 198 comments
Ask Slashdot: Replacing a TI-84 With Software On a Linux Box? 254 comments
One Cool Day Job: Building Algorithms For Elevators 203 comments
In Calculator Arms Race, Casio Fires Back: Color Touchscreen ClassPad 170 comments
Statistics Key To Success In Run-and-Gun Basketball 97 comments
Linux On the TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator 49 comments
Climate Treaty Negotiators Are Taking the Wrong Approach, Say Game Theorists 227 comments
Nate Silver Turns His Eye To the American League 50 comments
Fabricating Nature and a Physical Turing Test 36 comments
With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race 622 comments
Evidence for Unconscious Math, Language Processing Abilities 168 comments
How To Build a Supercomputer In 24 Hours 161 comments
Physicist Explains Cthulhu's "Non-Euclidean Geometry" 179 comments
Ask Slashdot: Mathematical Fiction? 278 comments
Randomly Generated Math Article Accepted By 'Open-Access' Journal 197 comments
Mathematicians Extend Einstein's Special Relativity Beyond Speed of Light 381 comments
Teachers Write an Open Textbook In a Weekend Hackathon 109 comments
Promoting Arithmetic and Algebra By Example 158 comments
When the Hiring Boss Is an Algorithm 245 comments
Magic: the Gathering Is Turing Complete 135 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Found Calculators? 302 comments
Possible Proof of ABC Conjecture 102 comments
Fujitsu Building Robot To Pass Math Exams 75 comments
The Problems With Online Math Classes 285 comments
Poll-Based System Predicts U.S. Election Results For President, Senate 519 comments
Universal Turing Machine In Penrose Tile Cellular Automata 24 comments
Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet' 133 comments
Solid State Quantum Computer Finds 15=3x5 — 48% of the Time 262 comments
The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy 1469 comments
How Big Data Became So Big 105 comments
Breakthrough In Drawing Complex Venn Diagrams: Goes to 11 83 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math? 1086 comments
A New Glider Found For Conway's Game of Life 50 comments
The Chaos Within Sudoku - a Richter Scale of Difficulty 74 comments
Lies, Damned Lies, and Quantum Statistics 53 comments
Mathematician Predicts Wave of Violence In 2020 397 comments
New Moxie Marlinspike Tool Cracks Crypto Passwords 71 comments
Political Science Prof Asks: Is Algebra Necessary? 1010 comments
Obama Wants $1 Billion For "Master Teachers Corps" 561 comments
Algorithmic Pricing On Amazon 'Could Spark Flash Crash' 274 comments
World's Hardest Sudoku 179 comments
When Your e-Books Read You 105 comments
Teaching Natural Sciences To Social Science Students? 265 comments
Valve Unveils Steam For Schools, Portal In the Classroom 83 comments
The Physics of the Knuckleball 87 comments
University Students Become Superheroes To Teach STEM Education 55 comments
Fujitsu Cracks Next-Gen Cryptography Standard 99 comments
Bank Robbing a Terrible Business, Statistically 207 comments
The Art of Elections Forecasting 101 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With a Math Degree? 416 comments
Mathematicians Show Why Bubbles Sink in Nitrogen-Infused Stouts 55 comments
350-Year-Old Newton's Puzzle Solved By 16-Year-Old 414 comments
'Inexact' Chips Save Power By Fudging the Math 325 comments
World's Subways Share Common Mathematical Structure 159 comments
The Mathematics of Obesity 655 comments
Octave and Gnuplot Coming To Android 84 comments
Goldbach Conjecture: Closer To Solved? 170 comments
Google Releases Key Part of Street View Pipeline 44 comments
The Science of Handedness 258 comments
The Math Formula That Lead To the Financial Crash 371 comments
Study Suggests the Number-Line Concept Is Not Intuitive 404 comments
Travelling Salesman, Thriller Set In a World Where P=NP 165 comments
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