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The Physics Philes, lesson 19: How Do You Function without Math?

In which functions are solved, graphs are drawn, and fun is had. I’ve always had a heaping ton of math anxiety. Ever since I was very young, before I knew that girls weren’t supposed to like or be good at math. I consider myself a relatively intelligent person. I don’t …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 18: Math Interlude!

In which equations are factored, slope is determined, and quadratic equations are solved. The Physics Philes is a bit of a misnomer this week, because there is basically no physics in this post. You see, I want to do this right. While I remember enough math to muddle my way …

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Icons of Science: Sir Isaac Newton

Welcome to the alumni gallery I like to call: Icons of Science, where I shall discuss the work and influence of some of the best known people in the world of science throughout the ages, and, where I can find it, give credit where credit is due. Starting of with …

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Modern Mythology: “Ancient” Chinese Gender Charts

Numerology makes its way into modern mythology in so many ways that you almost don’t even see it anymore until you start looking. Mathemagical claims are in everything from personality tests to weird coincidences to Ancient Chinese Gender Charts.

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Sorry, Wrong Number

I was going to write a simple post on numerology, but the more I looked into it, the more the topic expanded in multiple directions, from I Ching to Kabbalah, coincidences (which I wrote about here) to the equivalent of a horoscope or a personality test (which are kind of …

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Science Sunday: Jumping on Mars and Other Extreme Sports

On March 8th, 2012 Disney’s John Carter was released in theaters to the general public.  Adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1917 pulp novel, A Princess of Mars, the movie’s plot follows the swashbuckling antics of John Carter, a disillusioned Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars after he kills …

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Happy Pi Day!

If you are American, then that means today is Pi Day! So named because if you are American and thus do your dates backwards it is 3/14, or 3.14, which are the first few digits of pi. Here are some things you can do to celebrate pi day!   

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! The Bad-Ass [email protected]#%ing Fractal Edition

Hello lovelies! Are you ready to rock? Of course you are. Because you’re fabulous. This week’s song comes from Jonathan Coulton. He’s written songs on a variety of topics, from biology, to astronomy, to the zombie apocalypse. Today we’re featuring a song on math called “Mandlebrot Set” from his 2004 …

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