Posts tagged "math"

10 Math-Inspired Pickup Lines In Honor Of Pi Day!

Today is March 14th, Pi Day, and in honor of this nerdiest of holidays, we thought we’d help you infuse some math swagger into your flirting game. Because come on,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm

A Pair Of Socks Sparked One Of The Dumbest Arguments I’ve Ever Seen On The Internet

Generally, when I have a complaint about a product or service — even ComCast! — I tend to approach my complaint by prefacing it with an acknowledgement that there are…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2014 - 9:30 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Maryam Mirzakhani Is The First Female Winner Of The Fields Medal For Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, who is 37, became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this week. In the world of mathematics, the Fields Medal is equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

Claire Hannum | August 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Cindy Crawford Was Judged By Her Calculus Professor Because Of Her Looks

OK, so it’s a little difficult to feel tons of sympathy for the genetically blessed amongst us. But everyone has their struggles in life and when you’re a person who…

Claire Hannum | April 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: I Know How To Get More Girls Interested In STEM Fields

The race to find a silver bullet to solve the “Where are all the girls in science and engineering?” puzzle is fast and furious. And as someone who works to…

Veronica Arreola | March 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

5 Things You Won’t Believe Math Can Predict

Look, we don’t want to take all of the magic out of life. After all, can “science” and “mathematics” quantify something as mysterious as the beauty of music, or the…

Cracked | January 21, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Winnie Cooper’s Baby Is Memorizing The Quadratic Formula

“We’re working on some things. He knows his colors and his shapes. He still gets seven when he counts the toes on one foot — he really likes seven right…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 16, 2012 - 10:20 am

Graduating Girl Finds Ingenious Way To Stick It To Her Math Teacher

Kara Koskowich really wanted to make a statement when she graduated from high school, so rather than donning the traditional white graduation dress, Kara made her own — out of…

Julie Gerstein | June 10, 2012 - 10:00 am

5 Ways To Celebrate Pi Day

Guess what? It’s March 14th, aka 3.14, aka PI DAY. Pi, as you probably remember from high school geometry, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2012 - 9:00 am

Finally, A Math T-Shirt For Smart Girls

I’ll endorse this T-shirt, which does not promote violence, sexism, anorexia, or the stereotype that all women are bad at math. Non sequitur, but remember when T-shirts weren’t trying to…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Kelly Clarkson’s “Einstein,” Plus Other Fuzzy Math In Pop Music

All morning I’ve been listening to Kelly Clarkson’s quite enjoyable new album, Stronger, and found myself laughing aloud at the lyrics to the song “Einstein. Ahem: 
Simple math
Our love divided…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2011 - 11:00 am

Check It: Angry Birds On A Math Test

Everything I know about physics I learned playing Angry Birds. (Physics is all about different types of birds divebombing mean green piggies, isn’t it?) And now the youth of America…

Jessica Wakeman | July 17, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Forever 21 Pulls “I’m Too Pretty To Do Math” Magnet From Online Store

Way to perpetuate the myth that girls suck at math, Forever 21.

The retailer pulled a dopey magnet that says “I’m too pretty to do math” after complaints.

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: The Geek Stereotype Keeps Girls From Studying Science

Dr. Sally K. Ride, a former astronaut, is supporting President Obama’s plans to improve America’s dismal math and science rankings and she’s zeroing in on the cultural expectations we…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Barbie Says Math Is Hard; Researchers Say Girls Can Handle It

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say that gender inequality is the cause of the “math gap” between boys and girls—not just girls sucking at math.

The study…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2009 - 6:45 pm

Girls Like Math

More and more of us are studying math in college, and not just Stats 101 to fulfill a requirement. According to research released in the journal Science, women earned 48…

Catherine Strawn | July 24, 2008 - 8:30 pm

Crave: Made By The Algorithms Of Nature

We love it when smarty-pants people, like MIT grads Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, use their brilliance for things like curing disease and/or making jewelry. This “Full Moon” necklace from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 25, 2008 - 2:30 pm