The nearest neighbor problem asks where a new point fits in to an existing data set. A few researchers set out to prove that there was no universal way to solve it. Instead, they found such a way.
Middle school geometry was a lie.
And all you need to be able to do this is a deck of cards and the ability to count to 21.
When Road Guy Rob talks about his experience driving for Uber and Lyft, it definitely doesn't sound too fun. Add in the fact that he made roughly 42¢ per hour, and, well... we'll be taking the bus.
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Most of us think of the Pythagorean theorem as a geometric principle that has absolutely no bearing on real life. Theoretical physicists see it a little differently.
It just requires developing a sense of ratio and improvisation.
Inside the wide-ranging search — led by economists and psychologists — for the elixir that turns good squads into great ones.
If you have unvaccinated infants or a compromised immune system, uh, maybe avoid the areas in deep red.
A mathematical sequence that is simple to define results in stunning complexity and beautiful forms.
Deltahedrons are solids made entirely of equilateral triangles, and they are infinite in number. However, there are only eight that can be convex.
We all know the value of pi, but it's still spooky to see it arise from a real-life situation.
Baseball is currently more hostile to hits than it has been in 50 years.
And why pi is not actually all that irrational.
The Galton Board is a remarkably simple device that demonstrates not only normal distribution but also randomness, regression to the mean and the central limit theorem.
Calculating a person's visual acuity requires some extremely precise measurements — but once you have the math down, you can have some fun with vision tests.
More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations are today in the grip of a new phenomenon. I've termed it "metric fixation."
Analyzing Wikipedia data on troop strengths and losses in 486 historical battles.
If you want to blow your friends' minds, do this trick with them but don't explain how you did it.
The mathematicians Günter Ziegler and Martin Aigner have spent the past 20 years collecting some of the most beautiful proofs in mathematics.
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