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Myths, mythology & Fairytales: On retellings and recreations

Part 1: Functions

As promised last Week, today we are going to talk about fairy tale retellings and mythology in books, mostly in YA, because that´s what I know most about (because it´s what I mostly read). 1,128 more words

The Library

Salford jobs' boon: £2.5m investment by alldayPA promises 200 new positions

Salford jobs’ boon: £2.5m investment by alldayPA promises 200 new positions

Reuben Singh – a British entrepreneur, I am the Founder of alldayPA, the UK’s largest 24-hour telephone answering services provider and the CEO of Isher.

Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart

Synopsis: School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing ‘curiosities’ of maths over the years… Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. 185 more words


It is not possible to verify the universality of gravitational forces directly; you would have to study all pairs of bodies in the entire universe, and find a way to remove the influence of the other bodies. 61 more words

17 Math Equations that Changed the World

How many do you know?

via Ian Stewart



Editor’s Note:

I have a bit of math background in algebra, geometry and trigonometry as well as integral and differential calculus, and parametric and non-parametric statistics.  168 more words

Research & Development

Would Aliens Understand Maths?

Interview with Professor Ian Stewart for the Naked Scientists – listen here.

Ian – It’s a more difficult question than most people tend to think because we’ve been brought up with this idea as maths as the kind of universal truth. 1,082 more words


The Science Of Discworld

The Science Of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

Synopsis: When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. 280 more words