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How to beat the bookies by turning their odds against them

Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFancy a flutter? The chances of making a profit by betting on football matches are extremely low, but a trio...

St. Louis planted in middle of best cities for vegans, vegetarians

Vegetarians in St. Louis could do better when it comes living in a city that accommodates their lifestyle. Then again, they could do worse.According...

Riddle of the primes: why do they come in pairs?

IT WAS the British mathematician G.H. Hardy who popularised the idea that youthful brains do the best maths. "I do not know of a...

Google, Facebook, Amazon Partner With White House on Computer Science Program

The Trump administration and Silicon Valley haven't seen eye to eye on much, but they're putting their differences aside in the name of computer...

The Renaissance gambler who invented probability to win at cards

Jerome Cardano's gambling obsession spurred him to invent two of the most important theories in maths, laying the foundations of quantum physics Universal...

Remembering Lotfi Zadeh, the Inventor of Fuzzy Logic

One night in July, 1964, the logician Lotfi Zadeh found himself alone in his parents' New York apartment, his dinner plans cancelled. At the...

National tests for year one students under government plan

Tanya Plibersek: Liberals rip off uni students All year one students would undergo national tests in reading and maths under a federal...

Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the...

When Rebecca Goldin spoke to a recent class of incoming freshmen at George Mason University, she relayed a disheartening statistic: According to a recent...

Zero is 500 Years Older than We Thought

Asia & Pacific Get short URL The study of an ancient Indian manuscript containing the numeral zero has been dated back to the 3rd...

St. Louis ranks high in celebrating German heritage

Of all the things we know in our fair burg, celebrating our Germanic roots with Oktoberfest bashes is one of them.According to the listomaniacs...