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Soap Tutorial Part II: The Recipe

In Part I: The Fundamental Components, we covered the necessary and optional ingredients of a soap recipe. This Part II: The Recipe covers how to design a recipe and calculate measurements. 2,565 more words

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Wednesday Marked the 100th Anniversary of General Relativity

The 100th Anniversary of Einstein presenting his General Theory of Relativity was this past Wednesday, November 25th. He presented his work to the to the Prussian Academy of Science, in Berlin. 116 more words

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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

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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