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I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers. Who cares about learning…

File under: possibly useful information to share at the next cocktail party.

Math is basically magic. So it’s no surprise that a clever use of the Fibonacci numbers—a series of numbers (1, 2,…

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Here’s a nice, simple topic for first thing on a Friday morning: do numbers really exist? Well, do they?

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Lincoln Chafee has launched Democratic presidential bid with at least one interesting proposal: he wants the U.S. to…

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The digital world runs on binary. But while numbers made up of ones and zeroes is easy enough to get your head…

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Ever wondered what the numbers on your toaster... really... mean? This video explains.