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21 min ago | Ralston Recorder

Ita s All Derivative

And after Friday, the Ralston High School senior still wasn't entirely sure what it was that he'd taken part in at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's second annual event celebrating the art of deriving and anti-deriving.


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Omaha, Science, Ralston, NE

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Keeping Time: Why 60 Minutes?

How did we come to divide the hour into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds? These smaller divisions of time have been in practical use for only about 400 years, but they were vital to the advent of modern science.


Related Topix: Science, Babylon, NY, Astronomy

The Hartford Courant

Jim Shea: Porn Viewing Habits of Red and Blue States

When you come across a story that asks who views more porn, those in red states or those in blue states , well you have to read on.


Related Topix: Science, Greenwich, CT, Killingworth, CT


Calculus Is Fun! Math Exhibit Demos Principles of Motion

Most people probably don't think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing track.


Related Topix: Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Eating Disorders Online

Picky eating: a real disorder or not?

It's easy to label someone as a picky eater if they seem generally fussy or unadventurous when it comes to food.


Related Topix: Science

News 4 Jax

Florida unemployment rate up slightly

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March. The numbers released Friday morning represent a 0.1 percent increase in the jobless rate over February and a slight setback in the forward movement of the state's economy.


Related Topix: Science, Flagler County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors


Mathematicians Devise Typefaces Based On Problems of Computational Geometry

KentuckyFC writes: "Typeface design is something of an art. For many centuries, this art has been constrained by the materials available to typographers, mainly lead and wood.


Related Topix: Science, Life, Hobbies, Origami

The Daily Herald

Organ demand far surpasses supply

Each year in Ohio, approximately 200 people die waiting for an organ transplant.


Related Topix: Science, Canada, Kidney Cancer, Health, Wapakoneta, OH

Thu Apr 17, 2014


China's home price growth decelerates

Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Friday.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Science

The Eastern Echo

DPS expands patrol borders

More crime has been reported on Eastern Michigan University's daily crime logs as EMU's Department of Public Safety has expanded its patrol borders.


Related Topix: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Washtenaw County, MI

Men's Journal

How One Sneeze Can Contaminate a Room

The next time you're about to sneeze or cough, be sure to bury your face in the crook of your arm to block the billowing gas cloud that's about to shoot out.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science


SAT revamp cuts $5 words

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Science, US News


Is a Too-Perfect ETF Backtest Fraud?

It's negligence, or worse, when an investment manager's innovative-looking strategy is the result of too much quantitative trial-and-error.


Related Topix: Science

University of Cambridge

New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalised' farmers

Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with the most suicides and areas where impoverished farmers are trying to grow crops that suffer from wild price fluctuations due to India's relatively recent shift to free market economics.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Suicide

Asbury Park Press

SAMUELSON: With loss of data, we lose our history, too

Recall that in 2011, the Census Bureau decided to eliminate "The Statistical Abstract of the United States," first published in 1878.


Related Topix: Science

Abacus Available In New Jersey In The United States Of America NJ Ask

"The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge NJ ASK For Grades 3 and 4 Technical Report Dated March 2004 produced and readily accessible by the New Jersey Department of Education is important to all the parents students and private tutors at all of the three Math Genie abacus math for kids schools in New Jersey in the United States of ... (more)


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Thomas Sowell - Statistical frauds

It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.


Related Topix: Science, Opinion

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Mathematician tops list of best jobs; lumberjack is the...

If you're planning to change careers to become a lumberjack or newspaper reporter, then you have an uphill battle.


Related Topix: Israel, Science

MSDN Blogs

"What does the MVP say?" - Introducing Karen Tazayan

Karen has been one of the first people to participate in MSDN Translation Wiki. Following are his responses to our prodding questions: " I graduated from Informatics and Applied Mathematics faculty at Yerevan State University in 2008, and begun practicing as a web-developer in 2010.


Related Topix: Science, Armenia, World News,

Live Science

'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' - The Minds Behind the Film

Kai Staats is an entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker and now student at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cosmology Research Group, Cape Town, South Africa where he is working to earn his masters degree in applied mathematics.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Physics, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi