mmandaMathematics Mathematicians Have Discovered an Entirely New Way to Multiply Large Numbers ScienceAlert - Peter Dockrill A pair of mathematicians from Australia and France have devised an alternative way to multiply numbers together, while solving an algorithmic puzzle …

mmanda Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems Quanta Magazine - Kevin Hartnett The twin primes conjecture is one of the most important and difficult questions in mathematics. Two mathematicians have solved a parallel version of …

mmanda The 10 Hardest Math Problems That Remain Unsolved Popular Mechanics - By Dave LinkletterThe smartest people in the world can’t crack them. Maybe you’ll have better luck. For all the recent strides we’ve made in the math world, like how a supercomputer finally solved the Sum of Three Cubes

mmanda 10 of the Toughest Math Problems Ever Solved Popular Mechanics - By Dave LinkletterEarlier this week, a math puzzle that had stumped mathematicians for decades was finally solved. It’s called a Diophantine Equation, and it’s sometimes known as the “summing of three cubes”: Find x, y,

mmandaMathematics Two Mathematicians Just Solved a Decades-Old Math Riddle — and Possibly the Meaning of Life Live Science - Brandon Specktor In Douglas Adams' sci-fi series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," a pair of programmers task the galaxy's largest supercomputer with answering …

mmandaHumanity Mathematicians Solve '42' Problem With Planetary Supercomputer ScienceAlert - Michelle Starr Mathematicians have finally figured out the three cubed numbers that add up to 42. This has settled a problem that has been pondered for 65 years: …

mmanda Can You Spot the Bobcat Kitten in This Photo? Geek - By Stephanie Valera Sometimes, the cutest animals are the most difficult to spot – even when they have spots. The New York State’s Department of Environmental …

mmanda 10-Second Challenge: How Fast Can You Spot Which Cat Is Different in This Photo theepochtimes.com - Robert Jay Watson Everybody loves a good brain teaser and there’s nothing more fun than a “spot the difference picture.” But did you know that scientists were able to …

mmandaThe Brain Another brain-frying optical illusion: What color are these spheres? SYFY WIRE - Phil Plait Do you know what the difference between data and information is? Data are raw facts, like how many apples you have. Information is more complex; it’s …

mmanda Did you solve it? Are you in the smartest 1 per cent (of 13-year-olds)? The Guardian - Alex Bellos1. In this word-sum, each letter stands for one of the digits 0–9, and stands for the same digit each time it appears. Different letters stand for different digits. No number starts with 0. Find all the

mmandaScience Decoding the Mathematical Secrets of Plants’ Stunning Leaf Patterns smithsonianmag.com - Maddie Burakoff To the untrained eye, plants may appear to grow rather impulsively, popping out leaves at random to create one big green jumble. Take a closer look, …

mmanda Can you solve it? The Zorro puzzle The Guardian - Alex BellosToday you’re going to get the chance to prove a theorem no one has ever proved before. First, the basic puzzle: What is the least number of straight lines you need to draw across a 3x3 square grid (illustrated

mmanda Can you spot the leopard? If you can, take a bow deccanchronicle.com Mumbai: A photograph of a camouflaged snow leopard lying on a rocky mountain recently went viral on the internet. Saurabh Desai, a wildlife …

mmandaMathematics Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply WIRED - Kevin Hartnett Most of us rely on the "carrying method" when we multiply. But there's a much faster way to handle large numbers. Four thousand years ago, the …

mmandaCoffee Brain Teaser: ‘Who Gets Coffee First’ Riddle Has Everyone Rushing to Solve It theepochtimes.com - Michael Wing Let’s warm up the brain cells. Here’s a little riddle that could either be a breeze or potentially reveal your impulsiveness. It depends on how …

mmanda Mathematicians Just Discovered an 'Astonishing' New Way to Multiply Large Numbers ScienceAlert - Peter Dockrill A pair of mathematicians from Australia and France have devised a new way to multiply numbers together, while solving an algorithmic puzzle that has …

mmanda A mathematician found a solution to the much-studied problem 33 = x³ + y³ + z³ boingboing.net - Mark Frauenfelder Solving 29 = x³+ y³+ z³ is easy (29 = 3³ + 1³ + 1³). Solving 33 = x³ + y³ + z³ has confounded number theorists for a very long time. As far back as …

mmanda This Simple Optical Illusion Could Actually Cause a Delay in Your Brain ScienceAlert - Michelle Starr The Pinna-Brelstaff illusion is tremendous fun: concentric rings of shapes, with inverse shading. When you move your head closer to or farther from …

mmanda Can you spot it? Postman's photo of owl that social media users say is 'impossible to see' manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Koray Erol A postman's photo of a little owl has left wildlife lovers scratching their heads - as it's almost impossible to spot despite being right under their …

mmanda The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics - Business Insider Business Insider - Walt HickeyThe following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts. They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to

mmanda Can you solve it? Gems from a mathematical wonderland The Guardian - Alex BellosToday, three puzzles from Mathigon, a remarkable maths website (about which more later). An easy one to start. Count the number of triangles in the image below. Talking of (and walking on) triangles…here’s

mmanda Did you solve it? Catriona's colourful conundrums The Guardian - Alex BellosEarlier today I set you the following five geometrical puzzles by Catriona Shearer. I hope you discovered the clever way of solving them, without recourse to pages of algebra. If the radius of each semicircle

mmanda Can you solve it? Catriona's colourful conundrums The Guardian - Alex BellosToday’s puzzles come from Catriona Shearer, a maths teacher at a school in north Essex, whose colourful geometry puzzles have recently gained a following on social media. These brainteasers are certainly

mmanda Mathematicians Discovered a Computer Problem that No One Can Ever Solve realclearscience.com - Rafi Letzter Mathematicians have discovered a problem they cannot solve. It's not that they're not smart enough; there simply is no answer. The problem has to do …

mmanda Einstein's Quantum Riddle pbs.org Join scientists as they grab light from across the universe to prove quantum entanglement is real. NARRATOR: We live in a world where objects have …

mmanda Royal Statistical Society Christmas quiz: 25th anniversary edition The Guardian - Royal Statistical SocietyFor the last quarter-century, the Royal Statistical Society has published a fiendishly difficult Christmas quiz to entertain puzzle fans over the festive break – and this year’s special 25th anniversary

mmanda Can you solve it? Five shady puzzles The Guardian - Alex BellosToday’s puzzles are about the shade, by which I mean the shaded areas in the geometrical diagrams below. The images are to be studied and contemplated, until the pleasurable moment of insight arrives…