The Mathematics of Shuffled Cards

It is said that each time you shuffle a 52-card deck,  each arrangement you make may have never existed in all history, or may never exist again. Why? Because of the enormous number of arrangements that can be made using 52 distinct objects (in this case, cards). To understand this, we can look at the number […]
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How to Scientifically Cut a Cake

If you are a sugar-conscious family, then you would probably need to learn Sir Francis Galton’s way to cut a cake. According to Sir Galton’s letter to the editor to the 1906 journal Nature, the ordinary method of cutting out a wedge is faulty because it does not minimize the  exposure of the cake’s surface. Exposure of the interior […]
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The Honeybee and the Hexagon

Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson showcase a 3-minute video to introduce one of the smartest animals on the planet: bees. According to the video, scientists believe that bees comprehend the roundness of the earth, can calculate angles, and as we all know, build efficient honey storage space in hives which are in hexagonal in shape. Watch the video below and […]
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