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Facebook Discloses New Measurement Errors, Continues To Hone Its Math 35 comments
Our Brains Use Binary Logic, Say Neuroscientists 68 comments
Maths Zeroes in on Perfect Cup of Coffee 162 comments
Maths Becomes Biology's Magic Number 75 comments
Linux Foundation Shares LinuxCon Highlights 50 comments
Researcher Modifies Sieve of Eratosthenes To Work With Less Physical Memory Space 78 comments
When Blind People Do Algebra, the Brain's Visual Areas Light Up 69 comments
US Would Be 28th In 'Hacking Olympics', China Would Take The Gold 112 comments
20% of Scientific Papers On Genes Contain Conversion Errors Caused By Excel, Says Report 349 comments
Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner Explained 77 comments
One Year Later: Windows 10 Now Runs On Over 21% of All Desktops 272 comments
Subscribers Pay 61 Cents Per Hour of Cable, But Only 20 Cents Per Hour of Netflix 174 comments
The World's Oldest Computer May Have Predicted the Future 143 comments
$30M Stampede 2 Supercomputer To Provide 18 Petaflops of Power To Researchers Nationwide 44 comments
Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought 146 comments
US Death Rate Rises, Health Officials Aren't Sure Why 607 comments
Computer Generates Largest Math Proof Ever At 200TB of Data 143 comments
Billionaire Technologist Accuses NASA Asteroid Mission of Bad Statistics 207 comments
Girls From Progressive Societies Do Better At Math, Study Finds 280 comments
Seattle Seventh Grader Wins National Math Bee 106 comments
Airline Delays Flight Over Passenger's Suspicious Math Equations 512 comments
DARPA's Latest Chip Is Designed To Be Bad At Arithmetic 192 comments
Golden State and the Mathematical Magic of Seventy-Three 102 comments
SpaceX Delivers World's First Inflatable Room For Astronauts 102 comments
Ocean Temps Predict US Heat Waves 50 Days Out, Study Finds 62 comments
K-12 CS Framework Calls For Teaching Kids Responsible Use of Avatars and Emoji 99 comments
Supercomputers Help Researchers Improve Severe Hail Storm Forecasts 23 comments
Scientists: What We're Doing To The Earth Has No Parallel In 66 Million Years 504 comments
Facebook Exec Explains Why Technical Skills Aren't Enough To Be a Great Engineer 188 comments
MIT Study Shows Stop Lights Won't Be Necessary In The Future 264 comments
How Many Digits of Pi Does NASA Use? 174 comments
GM, Lyft Working Toward Creating Autonomous Vehicle Ride-Sharing Network 38 comments
Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy 227 comments
Israeli 10th-Grader Discovers Elegant Geometry Theorem 173 comments
Why Do We Work So Hard? 282 comments
Study Finds 3 Laws Could Reduce Firearm Deaths By 90% 819 comments
Incident Raises Concerns About a More Formal Spec For Bitcoin 80 comments
Best Way To Mine Bitcoins - Allow Errors! 167 comments
Even Einstein Doubted His Gravitational Waves 156 comments
Interviews: Ask Author and Programmer Andy Nicholls About R 187 comments
Listen To Hawking's Second Reith Lecture On Black Holes, Illustrated 17 comments
Bitcoin Capitalist Opens Bounty For New Block Cipher 72 comments
Perfect Coin-Toss Record Broke 6 Clinton-Sanders Deadlocks In Iowa 634 comments
Ancient Babylonians Figured Out Forerunner of Calculus 153 comments
Ask Slashdot: Math-Related Present For a Bright 10-Year-Old? 238 comments
Is Blockchain the Most Important IT Invention of Our Age? 190 comments
Finally Calculated: All the Legal Positions In a 19x19 Game of Go 117 comments
New Mersenne Prime Discovered, Largest Known Prime Number: 2^74,207,281 - 1 132 comments
Fixing JavaScript's Broken Random Number Generator 136 comments
Experimental Study of 29 Polyhedral Dice Using Rolling Machine, OpenCV Analysis 247 comments
How Computer Scientists Cracked a 50-Year-Old Math Problem 96 comments
Understanding the Antikythera Mechanism 75 comments
The Information Theory of Life 90 comments
'Shrinking Bull's-eye' Algorithm Speeds Up Complex Modeling From Days To Hours 48 comments
Interviews: Ask Mathematician Neil Sloane a Question 189 comments
Breakthrough Algorithm Reported For Graph Isomorphsim 86 comments
When Slide Rules Were Like Cellphones 220 comments
Celebrate the 200th Birthday of George Boole With Logic 63 comments
University Reprimands Professor For Assigning Cheaper Textbook 363 comments
New Algorithm Provides Huge Speedups For Optimization Problems 129 comments
Happy Ada Lovelace Day 187 comments
Tracing the Limits of Computation 82 comments
The Handheld Analog Computer That Made the Atomic Bomb 45 comments
Ada Lovelace and Her Legacy 139 comments
You Don't Have To Be Good At Math To Learn To Code 616 comments
Machine Learning Could Solve Economists' Math Problem 157 comments
John Conway: All Play and No Work For a Genius 55 comments
Ten Dropbox Engineers Build BSD-licensed, Lossless 'Pied Piper' Compression Algorithm 174 comments
How Weather Modeling Gets Better 43 comments
The Connoisseur of Number Sequences 63 comments
Using Math To Tune a Video Game's Economy 96 comments
For the Love of the Analytics of the Game: Before Beane, There Was AVM Systems 16 comments
US Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years 280 comments
As Big Data Plateaus, Data Science Education Grows 41 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Harm In a Default Setting For Div By Zero? 1067 comments
Turning a Nail Polish Disaster Into a Teachable Math Moment 126 comments
Rare 9-way Kidney Swap a Success 130 comments
Quantum Gravity Will Be Just Fine Without String Theory 62 comments
A Beautiful Mind Mathematician John F. Nash Jr. Dies 176 comments
John Urschel: The 300 Pound Mathematician Who Hits People For a Living 170 comments
Can Earthquakes Be Predicted Algorithmically? 94 comments
Poker Pros Win Against AI, But Experts Peg Match As Statistical Draw 65 comments
NFL Releases Deflategate Report 225 comments
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
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