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Astonishing 'Human Computer' Dies At 83

Posted 04.28.2013 | Science

By: Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 04/26/2013 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience Quick: What's the cube root of 61,629,875? Stumped? Shaku...

As Easy as Pi

Mario Livio | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fascination with π is so universal that in 1998 film director Darren Aronofsky even created a psychological thriller with that title. Here I want to tell only a few more π stories that are perhaps less known outside the circle of true aficionados.

Mathematician's Century-Old Secrets Unlocked

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 12/27/2012 12:15 PM EST on LiveScience While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Rama...

Food for Thought: Savory Treats for the Mind From the Julia Child of Mathematics and Rationality

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

What Julia Child did for French cooking at home, and recreational cooking in general, a man called Martin Gardner did for recreational mathematics, and rational thinking in general.

BOFFINS' BIRTHDAY: Five Great Scientists Born On June 13

Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

Happy birthday, John. And Grigori and Luis and James and Thomas. Those are the first names of five famous scientists, some living and some dead, born ...

Portrait of a Scientist as a Jazz Musician

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts
Sylvie Leotin

After dance and science, we turn to the soul-feeding realm of jazz. This article will introduce a jazz-scientist, and explore parallels and commonalit...

The 10 Best Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We've all heard the reports of the decline of American manufacturing and the erosion of jobs once-thought to be the center of our workforce. Less disc...