Finding the Fibonacci sequence in Hurricane Sandy
It’s amazing how closely the powerful swirls of Hurricane Sandy match the Fibonacci sequence.
It’s nice to know that if you ever need a cat picture in the future, you might one day be able to use mathematics to draw one. You’re looking at a “fractal kitty” whose shape was approximated by applying a type of fractal version of a complex pattern called a Julia set.
Head over to Scientific American to find out how these can be used to approximate shapes like cats, hearts, and other cute math-related stuff.
Mathematician claims proof of unsolved theory
Mathematicians call ABC Conjecture the ‘most important unsolved problem in number theory.’
American pi: U.S. population hits numerical milestone
The mathematical constant pi has long fascinated scientists since it is a never-ending string of numbers.
Childhood obesity linked to poor performances in math
Along with affecting well-being and social skills, a new study reports that the rising obesity epidemic also has an impact on academics.
Girls do have a math problem: Teacher bias
Teachers may be expressing a bias against female students — a bias that they are not consciously aware of and one that may be affecting the students’ grades.
Math equation gauges celebrity marriages
Created in 2006 by scientist Garth Sudem, the Sundem/Tierney Unified Celebrity Theory is surprisingly accurate, the New York Times reports. According to the formula, Prince William and Kate Middleton will stay married, but don’t bet on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.