Math

FOLLOW THE NUMBERS

An interactive map of mathematics as it stands today, mathematics as it is practiced by mathematicians. From simple starting points — Numbers, Shapes, Change — the map branches out into interwoven tendrils of thought.

IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM, YO I'LL SOLVE IT

Computer scientists are buzzing about a new mathematical proof that proposes a quantum-entangled system sort of like the one described above. It seems to disprove a 44-year-old conjecture and details a theoretical machine capable of solving the famous halting problem, which says a computer cannot determine whether it will ever be able to solve a problem it's currently trying to solve.

WON'T STAND FOR THIS
The unspoken escalator etiquette says those who stand should stay on the right so stair-walkers like me can pass on the left. Apparently this is all wrong. Walking may be faster for me, but it slows everybody else down.
AND THEY CAN SHOW YOU THE NUMBERS

Nearly everyone I have spoken to in the R community credits R-Ladies for increasing the number of women who use the language, as well as making the community more comfortable for women and other gender minorities (R-Ladies welcomes all those who don't identify as men).

RISK, REWARD AND RIDING

There are mountains of evidence suggesting cycling increases longevity, but sometimes, I can't help but hypothesize: It's safer to never ride a bike at all.

WHEN IT DOESN'T ADD UP

Our hectic, on-demand lifestyles rely upon allocating finite sets of resources to constantly changing numbers of people. As this task grows ever harder, it will require solutions to a little-known mathematical riddle.

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