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Mathematical (and Poetic) Offerings From the Land of Saints and Scholars

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 05.23.2015 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

With another St Patrick's Day safely behind us, it's a good time to remember that over the past few centuries The Land of Saints and Scholars has made significant -- if sometimes overlooked -- contributions to mathematics, science and engineering, as well as to the arts.

Macrina Cooper-White

Six 'X-Rated' Math Terms That Only Sound Dirty | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science

For some people, math is a four-letter word. But even if you're comfortable talking equations, you might be a bit squeamish when making reference to m...

David Freeman

Mind-Blowing Pi Meme Called Misleading | David Freeman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

Pie is popular, but we love pi too -- even if that love is sometimes misguided. Consider the overwhelming response in recent days to a meme express...

The Man Who Defined the 'Undefined'

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

In the list of the greatest mathematicians ever, there is a self-taught genius who lived only 32 years, 4 months and 4 days on this planet. Nevertheless, his findings are so profound and elegant that many describe them as the creative efforts to reveal the symphony of numbers.

Declining Numbers Of Blacks Seen In Math, Science

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

With black unemployment reaching historic levels, banks laying off tens of thousands and law school graduates waiting tables, why aren't more African-...