Mathematics

California education firm Chegg buys Berlin math app startup

Oct 19, 2017

Two Berlin math wizards have solved a problem that confounds many a startup company in the German capital: how to build a popular product and sell it for profit within just a few years

Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering

Aug 18, 2017

Critics of gerrymandering are getting new help from math and data experts at many universities

Only woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

Jul 15, 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics, has died

Prosecutors: Ex-NYC math teacher ran $70M Ponzi scheme

Jun 1, 2017

A Long Island man fired from his New York City teaching job more than a decade ago has been charged with running a $70 million Ponzi scheme

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

May 24, 2017

Donald Trump's budget chief gave a spirited defense of the president's budget plan in a Capitol Hill appearance Wednesday, though the agriculture secretary could only offer a half-hearted endorsement of cuts to farm subsidies and food stamps

Math error means resentencing for ex-Jerry Sandusky attorney

May 12, 2017

An attorney who helped represent former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial must be resentenced for embezzling $767,000 from his clients because a sentencing judge made a math error

California math: 1 vote = $500 million in road, rail work

Apr 7, 2017

How much is one vote worth in the California state Senate

Review: Math film 'Gifted' is less than the sum of its parts

Apr 5, 2017

Film review: 'Gifted,' a child prodigy drama starring hunky Chris Evans and the sweet and witty Mckenna Grace, has moving performances and an appealing cast, but often feels like an incomplete shell of a movie

Ohio policeman answers girl's request for math homework help

Feb 22, 2017

The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with equations in her homework says the responding officer's engaging approach is what counts, though his math was a little off

Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

Jan 18, 2017

"Hidden Figures," the film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend

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