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The Math Behind the Perfect Free Throw

The fate of a free throw is set the instant the ball leaves the player’s fingertips.
Cube dice

The Ancient Origins of Dice

Gambling is one of humankind’s oldest activities. Elaborate technologies and customs have emerged around games of chance. Dice in particular have drawn attention from scholars.
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The Statistics of Coin Tosses for Theater Geeks

At the beginning of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a coin toss lands as heads 92 times in a row, the odds of which are a mere 1 in 5 octillion.
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Mathematics is Beautiful (No, Really)

For many people, memories of maths lessons at school are anything but pretty. Yet “beautiful” is a word ...
Plimpton 322, Babylonian tablet listing pythagorean triples

The Advanced Mathematics of the Babylonians

The Babylonians knew their mathematics thousands of years before the Europeans.
Nazca lines, Saudi Arabia Photo Credit: Google Earth

The Strange Geometric Shapes Scattered Across the Middle East

Like the Nazca lines of Peru, a strange series of shapes have been found in the Middle East. New research has tried to understand their purpose.

Annals of Mathematics

Recognized as one of the most highly esteemed mathematical journals in the world, Annals of Mathematics has been in circulation since 1884