**nwlinks + mathematics**
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Who’s Important? A tale from Wikipedia

february 2018 by nwlinks

On gender and Erdős numbers.

mathematics
sexandgenderandsexuality
historyofscience
february 2018 by nwlinks

The Evolution of Trust

october 2017 by nwlinks

A great illustration of game theory.

psychology
mathematics
october 2017 by nwlinks

Accidental Pilish: Unintentionally Constrained Writing in English Literature

march 2017 by nwlinks

may I have a drink? - Certainly, Mr. Holmes

but I felt a great curiosity to behold

And I have a great Objection to firing

and a half, a fixed tradition at Berlin

but a good, straightforward narrative of things

mathematics
english
but I felt a great curiosity to behold

And I have a great Objection to firing

and a half, a fixed tradition at Berlin

but a good, straightforward narrative of things

march 2017 by nwlinks

Are There More Trees on Earth Than There Are Stars in the Milky Way?

february 2017 by nwlinks

Actually, yes, as it turns out.

mathematics
biology
astronomy
february 2017 by nwlinks

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

february 2017 by nwlinks

...an Iranian living in the United States.

sexandgenderandsexuality
uspolitics
mathematics
february 2017 by nwlinks

Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic

july 2016 by nwlinks

Numbers often lie; or the people using them, anyway.

mathematics
statistics
politics
july 2016 by nwlinks

Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

march 2016 by nwlinks

Glorious piece of research! #fb

mathematics
march 2016 by nwlinks

Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile

august 2015 by nwlinks

That's "pentagon" with a small "p".

mathematics
august 2015 by nwlinks

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -> Three Degrees of Eric Roberts

march 2015 by nwlinks

Triumph of the Master (from the 1996 TV movie).

mathematics
doctorwho
march 2015 by nwlinks

Why David Cameron is wrong: the maths

november 2014 by nwlinks

@duncan3ross crunches the numbers. (Hi, Duncan!)

mathematics
waronterror
november 2014 by nwlinks

The Fourier transform lets you have your cake and understand it

july 2014 by nwlinks

Integrating for fun and profit.

mathematics
july 2014 by nwlinks

Statistical detection of systemic election irregularities

may 2014 by nwlinks

...especially in Russia and Uganda.

elections
mathematics
may 2014 by nwlinks

Chandler, Joey, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe—which friends were closest on the sitcom?

may 2014 by nwlinks

Yes, I was actually interested.

mathematics
may 2014 by nwlinks

How Much Source Material Does HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Have Left to Work With?

may 2014 by nwlinks

The statistics of Westeros.

mathematics
sf
may 2014 by nwlinks

The definitive guide to winning 2048

march 2014 by nwlinks

In case you were wondering.

games
mathematics
march 2014 by nwlinks

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

january 2014 by nwlinks

Overturning received wisdom with clear analysis!

psychology
mathematics
january 2014 by nwlinks

First proof that infinitely many prime numbers come in pairs

june 2013 by nwlinks

Just seen this - range is 70 million!

mathematics
june 2013 by nwlinks

Does chocolate make you clever?

november 2012 by nwlinks

The correlation between chocolate consumption and Nobel prizes.

nobel
mathematics
november 2012 by nwlinks

The Weatherman Is Not a Moron

september 2012 by nwlinks

"The I.B.M. Bluefire supercomputer in the basement of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., is so large that it essentially creates its own weather."

mathematics
september 2012 by nwlinks

d20 Dice Randomness Test: Chessex vs GameScience | Awesome Dice Blog

september 2012 by nwlinks

You have to admire the dedication!

games
mathematics
september 2012 by nwlinks

Are motorways rational from slime mould's point of view? (PDF)

march 2012 by nwlinks

"slime mould approximates best of all the motorway graphs of Belgium, Canada and China"

mathematics
march 2012 by nwlinks

The Eyjafjallajökull Event - Research on Complex Systems

march 2012 by nwlinks

Beautiful pictures, must read carefully to see what it means.

mathematics
march 2012 by nwlinks

Opportunity cost problem

march 2012 by nwlinks

The Dylan-Clapton dilemma: "You won a free ticket to see an Eric Clapton concert (which has no resale value). Bob Dylan is performing on the same night and is your next-best alternative activity. Tickets to see Dylan cost $40. On any given day, you would be willing to pay up to $50 to see Dylan. Assume there are no other costs of seeing either performer. Based on this information, what is the opportunity cost of seeing Eric Clapton? A. $0 B. $10 C. $40 D. $50" - I got it wrong.

mathematics
march 2012 by nwlinks

BBC: 49% of British homes get less than the national average Broadband speed. - bengoldacre - secondary blog

february 2012 by nwlinks

"Don't ever rest, not until more than half the UK has better than average broadband speed"!

internet
mathematics
february 2012 by nwlinks

What's The World's Favorite Number? : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR

july 2011 by nwlinks

What is your favourite? 7? 37? 10/√2?

mathematics
july 2011 by nwlinks

Some more probability thoughts

july 2010 by nwlinks

further to the previous discussion...

mathematics
july 2010 by nwlinks

peterbirks: Hours You Won't Get Back

july 2010 by nwlinks

"I have two children. One is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability I have two boys?" Pete Birks provides the first convincing explanation I have seen as to why the correct answer is 13/27 and not 1/3.

mathematics
july 2010 by nwlinks

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