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Found: The Oldest Example of the Symbol for 'Zero'
A manuscript full of nothings dates back to the 3rd or 4th century.
September 14, 2017
Simple Rules for Making Giant Geometrical Stars
The math behind the magic.
August 22, 2017
How to Predict an Eclipse Without a Computer
Some methods are easier than others.
August 14, 2017
Michael Faraday's Laboratory
The lab where the scientist made his groundbreaking discoveries is preserved on the basement floor of the Faraday Museum.
Added by robertswartz
The Göttingen Collection of Mathematical Models
These beautiful objects represent beautiful ideas.
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An important landmark in the history of algebraic logic.
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The Artful Precision of the Creator of 'Harold and the Purple Crayon'
After a long career as a cartoonist and illustrator, Crockett Johnson spent his final decade painting mathematical equations.
June 16, 2017
A 'Pi Enthusiast' Calculated 9 Trillion More Pi Digits
They're, functionally, pretty useless, though.
March 14, 2017
Why It's Impossible to Know a Coastline's True Length
Measuring around bodies of water is a mathematically impossible task.
October 07, 2016
The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse
Called the Eureka, it may have influenced Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
September 23, 2016
This peculiar museum offers hands-on interaction with seemingly intangible principles of mathematics.
Added by Christine Williamson
Willebrord Snellius' Grave
One of the great math minds of the 17th century is underfoot in this 900 year old Dutch church.
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How a Mathematician Turned an Obscure Number Into a Scary Story
Beware the prime number of the beast.
August 23, 2016
The Strangely Perplexing Problem of Communicating Numbers Out Loud
August 02, 2016
The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data
When he wasn't blackmailing lords and being sued for libel, William Playfair invented the pie chart, the bar graph, and the line graph.
June 28, 2016
Deans Yd, England
The "beautiful" equation predicting the movement of all electromagnetic particles is engraved in front of Newton's tomb.
Added by LandThrill
Stupid Calculations: What if Instagram Pictures Were on Film?
An absurdist new column that pairs the ridiculous with math.
March 29, 2016
The FBI Files of One Of The Most Prolific Mathematicians Ever
Paul Erdős was eccentric, to say the least.
March 18, 2016
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