IT ALL EVENS OUT IN THE END

## Visualizing The Breakdown Of The Numbers In The First 1000 Digits Of Pi Is Fascinating

3, 1 and 4 may get a head start, but the breakdown of digits 0-9 evens out the further you get into Pi.

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IT ALL EVENS OUT IN THE END

GO ASK ALICE

To some, this may seem like an awful lot of thought of to put into dessert. And, to those people, we say you clearly don't understand how good and important cake is.

GET THIS: SPIKY SPHERES

Can you think in the ninth dimension? Probably not.

BRANCHING AND REBUILDING

We usually store English text with computers by using 8 bits per character. We can do better, but we have to go out on several limbs to do it.

DIVIDED WE FALL

Why math may — or may not — save US elections.

DOING TRIG BEFORE IT WAS COOL

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers.

Compression is mathematically fascinating, it helps make the internet possible and — yes — it often makes JPEGs look like shit.

FLAWED LOGIC

It all traces back to Guinness beer.

SAME PLACE SAME TIME

If you can figure out the answer before the video tells you, you're smarter than us.

TAKING AN IDEA AND RUNNING BASES WITH IT

Babe Ruth's home run record is 714. The first "Aaron Number" is 715 — the amount it took to best Babe's record — but the mathematical definition is a whole lot more interesting than that.

WASTE NO SPACE

Compared to the triangle and the square, the hexagon seems to be nature's favored shape.

CAN'T P-HACK IT

The case for, and against, redefining "statistical significance."

RANDOMNESS BITES

If you give everyone the same amount of money and then redistribute wealth at random, the outcome should be equitable, right? Right...?

'VIRUS, THE BEAUTY OF THE BEAST'

Viruses can wreak havoc on us because they replicate themselves so darn fast. How do they do it? Hamish Todd's documentary boils it down to the same rules of math we see at play in architecture, origami and even soccer balls.

OUR UNIVERSE IS LIGHTER THAN WATER

There are limits to this equation — as it applies to the observable universe and does not include neutrinos or photons — but, man, is it staggering all the same.

IT'S ALL THE SAME TO US

Robert Recorde made advances in economics, medicine, theology, and poetry. But his greatest contribution is taught to every elementary school child, and it arguably laid the groundwork for modern computer science. He invented the equals sign.

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED

June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has led to major breakthroughs.

'THIS IS A KNOT AND THIS IS NOT'

Mathematical physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf explains how researchers are using math and physics to unravel big questions counterintuitive to the human mind.

B'S WASTED VOTES - A'S ÷ TOTAL VOTES

The question is, will the Supreme Court accept it as a standard test?

CURSE YOU, STATISTICAL VARIANCE

The rules, number of players and number of games in a season can all affect how much skill determines a season's winner.

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