# The 12 steps that basically every hero in a movie goes through

It’s pretty simple even if we don’t want to acknowledge it: movies are pretty much set up all the same and a hero’s journey roughly follows a pretty universal 12-step process. Or at least that’s what Iskander Krayenbosch thinks in his animation The Hero’s Journey. He deftly utilizes characters from popular movies to…

# The Secret Algorithm That Controls Everything About Orange Juice

If you ever wondered how orange juice can always taste so damn perfect every time you have it, it's because of an algorithm. Coca Cola, which makes Simply Orange and Minute Maid, has an algorithm called the "Black Book" which allows it to standardize Mother Nature. It's crazy.

# The Math Formula That Tells Us How Long Everything Will Live

NPR's Robert Krulwich has a whimsical piece on the one formula that rules it all, from unicellular organisms to whales and sequoias and humans. A math formula that governs our life and tells us when to die.

# The New Vault That Guards Coca-Cola's Secret Formula

Take a look at the new steel door that is now protecting one of the world's closest-guarded secrets, perhaps only second to Elvis Presley's current secret identity and location. It's the Coca-Cola vault, the new centerpiece of the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta.

# This Mathematical Formula Cancels Out All Sound

There's a baby crying next to you, and it's extremely annoying. You hate it. It's a cute baby, but come on, you're trying to sleep on the train. Luckily, math (and tech that uses it) can wipe the baby out.

# Why we have to get rid of pi for the sake of good math

Pi is perhaps the most beloved number in the world. People devote an entire day to celebrating it; enthusiasts memorize it to hundreds of thousands of places; and it's even pretty useful for calculating the properties of circles and spheres. But pi hides some very important mathematical truths. Put another way, pi is