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Having Fun with the 4-Color Theorem

A four-coloring of most of Europe. The 4-color theorem is fairly famous in mathematics for a couple of reasons. First, it is easy to understand: any reasonable map on a plane or a sphere (in other words, any map of our world) can be colored in with four distinct colors, so that no two neighboring countries share a color.Second, computers were instrumental in the proof of the four-color theorem.

March 1, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

Khalil s Picks (1 March 2013)

From a personal essay about interacting with people who have auditory hallucinations, to mosquito males mating with females from other species. Plus “neurosexism,” the possibility of maths killing computers and Spider-Man.

STAFFMarch 1, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Good news about sharing scientific research

Last week, the Obama administration issued a directive declaring that scientists have to share the results of their taxpayer funded research. I was happy to hear this, as I have always been a big advocate of sharing (well, my little sister might disagree with the "always" part, but you know what i mean).

February 28, 2013 — Bonnie Swoger

Math Warriors: Season 3

Have you ever watched "Mean Girls"? It's one of the movies before Lindsey Lohan really began to let her career slip. She plays Cady, a smart girl, homeschooled by her parents as they lived in Africa until her high school years, where, desperate to fit in AND to "get the guy", she dumbs down her math ability.

February 28, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

Ultimate Croc Anatomy!

What does ambition look like in a scientific illustrator?Ultimate Croc Anatomy!  Grawr. If you are following the #sciart hashtag on Twitter or belong to the GNSI sciart listserv you already know Mieke Roth is an accomplished scientific illustrator.

February 28, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Brace Yourselves, Drone Journalism Is Coming

Drones. They come in all sizes and prices. They come as toys for eager children or as killing machines for the military. They come indie-styled from DIY enthusiasts or at the ready from specialised companies.

STAFFFebruary 28, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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