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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.
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.
I posted only 4 times in February!!! That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions).
he back side of the Magdalena document shows translations for numbers from Spanish to a lost language. Photo by Jeffrey Quilter Note: This article originally appeared on AiP on December 13, 2010.
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Folio Magazine had a nice article earlier today about Scientific American website, blogs, digital subscriptions, mobile offers, and social media - check it out: Scientific American Sees Digital Boom.Last day of the month?
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Flame Challenge is an international contest that asks scientists to communicate complex science in ways that would interest and enlighten an 11-year-old.
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