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Newswise: The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

Article ID: 718781

The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

Michigan Technological University

In 1886, female students at Vassar College put on a parody of the opera "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The work reveals notions about who can or cannot do math. Sci comm researchers discovered the libretto in a used bookstore in 2005 as Vassar students and recently adapted the music for a combined performance-lecture.

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11-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718688

Good at math? It means little if you’re not confident

Ohio State University

Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes – unless you don’t have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests.

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9-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter

Article ID: 718303

SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications have been working with beamline scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop and test SMART, a mathematical method that enables autonomous experimental decision making without human interaction.

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30-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718072

Imaging and Computational Analysis Experts to Discuss Microcirculation Modeling at APS Conference

American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiologists and mathematicians will explore how mathematical models and imaging tools can sharpen the focus on physiological problems related to the body’s smallest blood vessels (microcirculation) at the upcoming American Physiological Society (APS) Conference

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29-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718017

The Beginnings of Trade in Northwestern Europe During the Bronze Age

University of Göttingen

People in England were using balance weights and scales to measure the value of materials as early as the late second and early first millennia BC.

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26-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717786

Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes

University of Waterloo

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles.

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21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: The Mathematics Behind Exploding Offers

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The Mathematics Behind Exploding Offers

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The “exploding offer,” a job offer with a near-term expiration date, is a technique some hiring managers use to increase the likelihood of acceptance. But does it do what it’s designed to, and under what conditions? New research answers these questions based on game theory and mathematical modeling.

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8-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UIC Awarded $4.7 Million NSF Grant to Enhance K-8 Math Instruction, Professional Development in South Cook County

Article ID: 716962

UIC Awarded $4.7 Million NSF Grant to Enhance K-8 Math Instruction, Professional Development in South Cook County

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC researchers will lead a five-year, $4.7 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a professional development program for K-8 math educators that spans across three levels — teacher, school and district.

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5-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 716797

Biophysicists Join Effort to Eliminate Sexual Harassment in STEMM

Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society (BPS) is proud to add its name and support to the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) to measurably advance professional and ethical conduct, climate and culture across their respective fields.

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1-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Rural students prepare for STEM majors through new summer camp

Article ID: 716287

Rural students prepare for STEM majors through new summer camp

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Nine West Virginia students starting college this fall attended an immersive, on-campus STEM research camp. It's part of an NSF INCLUDES grant to improve college enrollment and retention rates of first-generation rural STEM majors.

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24-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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