mmandaLifestyle Amazon Supposedly Asked Job Applicants to Solve This 'Hanging Cable' Problem Women's Health - By Mike DarlingTech companies are famous for having some of the world's most challenging and competitive interview processes. That's one reason why rumors tend to swirl around what it takes to get hired at giants like

mmandaMathematics The Russian Way to Multiply Is So Much Cooler Than Ours Popular Mechanics - By Caroline DelbertThe 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.

mmandaTechnology This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier The New York Times - Kenneth Chang and Jonathan CorumThe 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

mmanda This Is the Best Optical Illusion of the Year. Can You Figure It Out? Prevention - Caroline Delbert The optical illusion of the year is an animated cat’s cradle that turns both horizontally and vertically and both clockwise and counterclockwise. The …

mmanda This Is the Best Optical Illusion of the Year. Can You Figure It Out? Popular Mechanics - By Caroline DelbertThe optical illusion of the year is an animated cat’s cradle that turns both horizontally and vertically and both clockwise and counterclockwise. The illusion hails from Frank Force, a programmer and game

mmanda 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,

mmanda 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 …

mmanda 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

mmanda 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 - DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : YASMIN AHMED Mumbai: A photograph of a camouflaged snow leopard lying on a rocky mountain recently went viral on the internet. Saurabh Desai, a wildlife …

mmanda 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 …

mmanda 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 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