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Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.

Carnival of Mathematics #103

Welcome to the 103rd Carnival of Mathematics! The number 103 is prime, and it’s the “older” twin of a pair of twin primes as well—or is it the “younger” twin because it comes later?...

October 18, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Mathematics+Motherhood: An Interview with Constance Leidy

Mathematics+Motherhood: An Interview with Constance Leidy

This is a guest post from Lillian Pierce, who has been doing an interview series for the Association for Women in Mathematics. Her series has focused on women who are balancing motherhood with their mathematical careers...

September 10, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
The Top n Math Videos Involving Food

The Top n Math Videos Involving Food

It’s food week here on the Scientific American blog network. Food is a really important part of our health, and there’s a lot to learn about the science of food: taste, health, agriculture, how we eat...

September 6, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Blackboards Make You Stupid (Or Is It Just Me?)

Blackboards Make You Stupid (Or Is It Just Me?)

I just finished my first week teaching after a few years out of the classroom. Whenever I teach, I’m struck by how much detail I need to put in my notes to make sure I don’t say something absolutely ridiculous when I’m in front of the class...

August 31, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week

The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week

Last Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a video of the past 10 years of weather in the Americas. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-12, which had monitored the weather in North and South America since April 2003, was retired on August 16...

August 25, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

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