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"We have met the enemy, and it is math"

I love that tag line. The Paris Attacks Were Tragic, but Cryptography Isn’t to Blame

The most frightening thing about the Paris attacks is that a bunch of people who didn’t pass high school calculus (and probably had a fair bit of trouble with algebra 2) are now talking about laws to regulate cryptography. 224 more words

Government Spying

Dear Woman Who Thought My Son Should Be Able to Do Math

I watched a lot of the Odd Couple when I was growing up. What that says about the parenting in my house, I won’t say. But I will say that whenever people make an assumption, I immediately think of Felix. 388 more words

Fear Killed After Fukushima Daiichi. Radiation, Not So Much

Fear. Fear of radiation. Fear of Math – because understanding the science requires a fair bit of calculus. These things killed after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. 747 more words

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How many people are doing THAT right now?

I want to expand on my zipper blog to include any activity at all. Want to know how many people in the world are sleeping right now? 272 more words

Researchers: Let's delude women into thinking they're better at math than they actually are

My latest  blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Math is hard–but the “power of positive illusions” is easy

For years scientists have been trying to figure out some purely cultural explanation for the fact that…

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A Slow News Day: Beware of 2,147,483,647

Apparently Fox News is scraping the bottom of the barrel for news stories. I’m not quite sure why this is a concern today – unless the Boeing problem just came to light. 295 more words

Math Is Hard