Thank the Babylonians, not Pythagoras, for trigonometry

Most every kid learns a² + b² = c² in math. Pythagoras, right? Wrong. Babylonians used…

The Math of a Crumpled Piece of Paper Is Insanely Important.

Your balled-up receipt contains multitudes.  Mathematicians at Harvard University recently discovered paper crumples in some surprisingly predictable patterns. …

Fibonacci Sequence

The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,…