YouTuber Michael Stevens (who hosts the popular Vsauce series) has brought a classic math magic trick back from its ‘90s heyday. In the video, Stevens walks viewers through a magic trick where they choose
Stock up on food, work from home, and make it clear workers who are sick will be supported—not fired. Roughly a month after China launched the largest quarantine in human history, with more than 700 million
New research shows an arch running along the tops of human feet supports our unique mobility. For more than a century, evolutionary biologists have admired the exquisite design of the human foot and how
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When I was a young professional, I was raped by a co-worker and no one believed me. I share that brutal piece of information because, over a decade later, when the #metoo movement happened, I was completely
The math wizards at Numberphile have brought back an age-old multiplying algorithm known as halves and doubles, peasant math, Egyptian math, or—as math presenter Johnny Ball describes it—Russian multiplying.
The quadratic equation has frustrated math students for millenniums. But a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh may have come up with a better way of solving it. “When I stumbled
Rats have up to 70 whiskers on their faces, varying hugely in size, and shape. Almost every mammal possesses whiskers, but these rodents are what we call “whisker specialists,” meaning they have super-sensitive,