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Wise Words with Bruce Wise

The Rawdah Mosque Massacre
by “Scribe” El Uwade

More than three hundred people have been murdered in a mosque:
in Bir al-Abd, in Sinai, Egypt, came the deadly cost. 986 more words



I want to share the curious and fascinating case of Grigori Perelman, the contemporary Russian mathematician who cracked the poincaré conjecture. He declined the ensuing Millenium Prize from the Clay Mathematics Institute (a million dollar prize), a Fields Medal (the equivalent to a Nobel in mathematics), and prestigious positions at universities worldwide. 742 more words


Mathematicians: Masterminds or Maniacs?

Everyone knows about famous math concepts like the Pythagorean Theorem and Newton’s Laws of Motion, but what about the people who discovered them? I’m sure you’ve heard of Isaac Newton and Pythagoras, but did you know that Newton was known for his bad temper, or that Pythagoras founded his own religion? 1,112 more words