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Sock It To 'Em Ada

STEM Hiring Managers Often Favor Male Candidates, Says Yet Another Study

Sigh.

These findings aren’t groundbreaking, but they shine more light on a very real problem: Hiring managers, both men and women, often perceive male candidates to be better qualified for science and tech jobs, even when their actual on-paper qualifications say otherwise. Fixing the STEM gender gap isn’t just about encouraging interested students — it’s about making sure those students can get jobs one day.

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Sock It To 'Em Ada

6 Carefully Calculated Ways To Celebrate Pi Day

Three-point-one-four cheers for Pi Day! Yes, it’s March 14, the day when nerds revel in the intersection of math puns and dessert consumption. While eating pie is the best and most correct way to commemorate the day, I’m here to recommend some more colorful activities, intended to please your brain rather than your belly. Not that I’m scrapping tradition entirely. A thematically appropriate pie pairing is suggested for each activity.

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om nom nom

ViHart Tries to Bake Cookies, Only Bakes Math

MATH, I said MATH. And anyway, you cook… never mind.

Mathy-lady ViHart got together with mathy friends Andrea Hawksley, and Gwen and Ruth Fisher, and tried to make shortbread cookies without demonstrating any higher geometry concepts. They failed, but it was a delicious failure.

Previously in Math

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Guys, There’s a Paper That Describes the Relationship Between Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy Using Math

“A mathematical model is proposed for interpreting the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy portrayed by Jane Austen in the popular novel Pride and Prejudice. The analysis shows that the story is characterized by a sudden explosion of sentimental involvements, revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation in the model. The paper is interesting not only because it deals for the first time with catastrophic bifurcations in romantic relation-ships, but also because it enriches the list of examples in which love stories are described through ordinary differential equations…. A series of small discoveries can give rise to a sudden turning-point in the development of a love story. In mathematical terms these turning-points are nothing but so-called catastrophes, which, in the case of Pride and Prejudice, are technically revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation.”Discover has a lingo-laced excerpt from the paper “A mathematical model of ‘pride and prejudice‘” (“as a consequence of the letter the upper saddle-node bifurcation curve is crossed from below and this crossing implies a discontinuous jump from x’ to x”’…”), plus a graph. A graph.

It’s so beautiful.

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Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow

Math Bites Tackles Binary Numbers [VIDEO]

Math whiz Danica McKeller is back with another episode of her new web series Math Bites! Check out the first episode here.

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Oh Really?

Danica McKellar Tries To Make You Hate Math Less In Her New Webseries [VIDEO]

Having an older brother who teaches math in a way that wouldn’t bore you our of your mind, I can appreciate Danica McKellar’s (yes, Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years) work here. Anyway, it’s a new series on The Nerdist YouTube channel called “Math Bites,” with new episodes every Thursday. Give it a watch, especially when she kicks it up a notch around 3:14 (HA HA HA). You may even see a few other familiar faces.

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Oh My Stars and Garters

Fractal Pancakes, Making Fractal Pancakes. Take A Fractal and I’ll Put It In a Pancake.

Nathan Shields, who’s made pancakes that look like dinosaurs, The Hobbit characters, and parasites (lovely), now does the same with fractals. Edible math. It’s the best kind.

(via: Wired)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Sailor Freddie Mercury

If you’re on Tumblr chances are you’ve already seen this making the rounds, but if you’re not… well, it’s too amazing not to share. (Tumblr)

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These Mathematical Animal Illustrations Are Cute And Educational

Math was never fun for me so I appreciate it when people try and make it so. For instance, Kasia Jackowska and her Drawing Mathematics series. She illustrated math concepts through animal forms and had them published by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Warsaw. Just don’t ask me to identify them.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Nerd Girl With Amazing Sense of Humor Takes her Calculator to Prom

According to Tumblrer I Ship It Like UPS, as documented by a suite of photos, nobody asked her to prom, so she decided to take somebody who’d had a real and lasting effect on her academic progress: her TI-84.

I have to admit: it’s a pretty snazzy dresser.

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