One of the most successful products in history is the Rubik’s Cube. Since its rollout in 1980, more than 350 million cubes have been sold. You can call it a toy, but […]

## The Tragic Tale of Pythagoras and the Deadly Beans

Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 B.C.) is most-commonly remembered for the geometric formula that bears his name. What is less-well remembered about him is the way beans contributed to his untimely […]

## Could the World’s Population Fit into One U.S. State?

If you are concerned that humanity is outgrowing the available space on this planet, you can relax. As it turns out, there is a lot more room available than you might otherwise […]

## The Mathematical Formula for Life, the Universe, and (Almost) Everything

Readers of Douglas Adams‘ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy know the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42. What they may not know is the mathematical formula that will […]

## The Amazing Law of Word Usage in Languages

An interesting phenomenon occurs in languages, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference which language you study. Whichever word is the second-most commonly used will show up in normal usage half […]

## 5 Simple Math Problems No One Can Solve

Thanks to Santosh Kulkarni for this great post. Be sure to check out his site for more great articles on many fascinating subjects. Mathematics can get pretty complicated. Fortunately, not all math […]

## 11 Awesome Facts About Mathematics That Will Blow Your Mind

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The is a guest post by Prince Kapoor. You will always find mathematics at the base of any and all fields related to technology and science.…

## Infinitely Interesting

That sideways figure eight used as the symbol for infinity (∞) is properly known as a lemniscate.

## How Long to Walk the Planck?

One of the smallest units of measurement of time is the Planck time (tP). It is the time required for light to travel, in a vacuum, a distance of one Planck length, […]

## For Those Who Thought Their Math Teachers Were Evil

If math really isn’t your thing, it might not take a lot of convincing for you to believe your math teacher was an agent of evil. If you were forced to identify […]

## Easy as Pi… Well, As Easy as Coffee, Anyway

Want to remember the value of Pi (3.1415926) in easy way? You can do it by counting each word’s letters in “May I have a large container of coffee?”

## Prime Time for Big Prime Number

A prime number is divisible only by one and itself. We learn about them in elementary school and recognize them as 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc. As the numbers get larger, […]

## The Size of Smallness

If you have a hard time telling the difference between kilometers, meters, and centimeters, you are really going to struggle with nanometers. At one-billionth of a meter, the nanometer is used to […]

## You Have to Share Your Birthday — But Not Necessarily Your Cake

Put 23 people in a room and there is a statistical probability of 50% that two of them have the same birthday. Increase the number of people to 70, and the odds […]

## How Are You Going to Go?

When it comes to death, the only real certainty is that we all will face it eventually. As to the manner in which you are likely to leave this world, well, statisticians […]