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Where Is The Nobel Prize For Mathematics?

There’s a myth, beloved by math teachers and professors everywhere, surrounding the conspicuous absence of a Nobel Prize for mathematics. It goes that Alfred Nobel, the award’s Swedish founder, snubbed the field after discovering his wife’s affair with mathematician Gosta Mittag-Leffler. This myth has long since been debunked by fact-checker website Snopes, which lists several […]

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Math is Wild: Counting and Calculation in Animals

We humans pride ourselves on our capacity for higher thinking. After all, abstract thought is what separates us from the animals – isn’t it? Not according to scientists, who are continually discovering remarkable abilities in animals allowing them to count, recognize patterns and even perform complex calculations. The “math instinct” has been observed in creatures […]