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...
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...
On Saturday, my Twitter feed alerted me to a totally non-sensationalistic Gawker article called More Buck For Your Bang: People Who Have More Sex Make The Most Money.
“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind...
I am traveling for most of July. I hope you enjoy this post from the past, which originally appeared on the Observations blog on July 21, 2012. A variety of pies celebrating the number pi...
I am traveling for most of July, so I hope you enjoy this post from the past, which originally appeared on the Budding Scientist blog on July 10, 2012 .
Last week Vi Hart posted a wonderful 30-minute video on twelve-tone music, and it really took me back! (If the video doesn't load for you, watch it on YouTube.)Ten years ago, I hadn't yet decided I wanted to do math...
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin. Image: Smithsonian Libraries, via Wikimedia Commons. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.
A visualization of the twin primes using an Ulam spiral. Image: Silveira Neto. CC BY-SA 2.5 I'm pleased to introduce a new American Mathematical Society blog: the Blog on Math Blogs!...
It's all about the Washingtons. And that smiley face button. Image: flickr user xJason.Rogersx CC BY 2.0 When I go to Europe, my pockets rapidly fill up with change.
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