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Finding Comfort in Numbers

KidSpirit | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

What did I believe in? It is still something I think about fairly often. If I had been raised strictly Jewish, what would be different about me and my outlook on the world?

Why These Five Numbers Shouldn't Limit Your Potential

Unwritten | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Unwritten

When we remember that these numbers do not confine us, we can start creating the life we want to live. No more limitations.

Why Wages Are Low and Unemployment Is High - Tech vs. Toil

Bob Swarup | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Long tech and short toil will fuel growth tomorrow, but whether we are able to stomach the journey today is far more unclear. The impact of the unfolding clash between technology and toil will be bruising in the shorter term. Its resolution will be critical to the future of economic growth.

The Number You Can Always Trust

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Next time you hear an amazing statistic, listen to your intuition and start asking questions about how the number was generated and what part of human experience was left out of the equation.

Buying Your Followers

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Sidonie Sawyer

It's a dark and lonely place out there. Did you know that, should you need to have more friends, numerous companies offer to sell you some? It's not ...

Our Schools Don't Add Up

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.

The Earth Is a Gift (Numbers 30:2-36:13, Mattot-Masei)

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin

The Torah teaches at least three lessons about living on this planet -- three lessons that we must remember lest we devastate the "promised land" (wherever we may find ourselves geographically) and the hope and future of our children.

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

A Leadership Statement for the Ages (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

The whole of Moses' life is remarkable. Yet certain moments still stand out for their exemplary selflessness, frankness and courage.

Torah and Superstition: Parashat Balak

Rabbi Sara N.S. Meirowitz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Sara N.S. Meirowitz

Beginning in medieval times, modern Jews have understood the Torah to be monotheistic, testifying that only one God exists. But it might be more accurate to say that the Torah is monolatrous -- that multiple Gods exist, but we choose to worship only one of them.

Sex, Math, and Magic (PHOTOS)

Amir Aczel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Science
Amir Aczel

It seems strange that in India erotic statues can be seen in temples -- and accompanied by math! What is the magic square doing here? Why place together erotic statues with a mathematical puzzle? And why put both of these in a temple? How does religion sit with sex and with math?

The Mystery of the Primes

Amir Aczel | Posted 08.10.2013 | Science
Amir Aczel

The primes have been known since early antiquity and fascinated the ancient Greeks, who marveled at their nature. What is interesting about prime numbers is that they become rarer as we progress through the integers.

Math Made Visual: Teaching Numbers with Pictures

Matthew Peterson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Matthew Peterson

When I was young, I struggled with math. It was always taught in a language-heavy way, and I'm dyslexic, so that didn't work out too well for me. Eventually, my dad tried something that got me over those language barriers. He drew pictures of what the words and the symbols were trying to convey.

What Happened to Small, Medium and Large?

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm a coffee addict. Having this addiction shouldn't be a complicated matter, but these days ordering a coffee is anything but simple.

When Numbers Speak Only of Numbers

David Sable | Posted 04.13.2013 | Media
David Sable

Numbers are powerful entities -- understanding them, controlling them, manipulating them can teach us a lot and give us an edge -- but in the end, without the stories in front, behind and on the sides, they simply remain numbers.

Mathematician Makes Huge Prime Number Discovery

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/05/2013 11:57 AM EST on LiveScience The largest prime number yet has been discovered — and ...

Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse: Numbers 13:1-15:41

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 08.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

We must not let our desire for positive speech to cause us to conceal important truths. An ethics of speech must also include directives about when to speak up, not just when to stay silent.

'Touch': Arther Says The Numbers Represent Pain For Jake

Posted 03.30.2012 | TV

It was another installment of intersecting stories and lives coming together so that everything works out all right for everyone. And it all started w...

How do you read "-3"?

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science
Dr. Keith Devlin

How do you say "-3": "negative three" or "minus three"? It sounds like a simple enough question. But a recent group discussion on LinkedIn generated over 60 contributions when I last checked. People seem to have very clear preferences as to what is "right."

Making Math More Than a Numbers Game

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

If the student can "speak math," the numeric Code of Hammurabi is unearthed and the otherwise garbled texts suddenly come alive. Teachers can then teach. A virtuous cycle is born.

A Song For 11/11/11

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

In observance of what should be a worldwide holiday -- because a day like this only comes along once in a lifetime, twice if you're lucky -- today's t...

Conceptual Artist Roman Opalka Dies At 79

nytimes.com | WILLIAM GRIMES | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Roman Opalka, a leading conceptual artist who, beginning with the numeral one in 1965, methodically painted consecutive numbers on canvas in a march t...

"In God We Trust; All Other, Bring Data!"

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

When crucial information is misleading or absent, what is the meaning of democracy? Key indicators are now being hidden or massaged, for example, in ...

One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn't Matter

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few weeks prior. A...

The social cost of falling in love: Gain one lover---lose two friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

A fascinating news report coming out of the British Science Festival in Birmingham confirms the tried and true saying: You can't have it all. Specific...