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The 5 Platonic Solids

Gleaming the cube ... and the dodecahedron.
By DAVID KISH  |  August 17, 2012
short take: Safe

Review: Safe

There actually is a safe in Boaz Yakin's Safe , but you have to wade through a lot of blood to get there, and then more after that.
A lot of blood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012
Jonah Hill - Back Talk

Jonah Hill straightens up

The Superbad star has embraced his inner math geek for his role in Moneyball, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's best-selling book on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who turned the baseball world on its head in 2002 when he cast aside his sc
Money man
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  September 23, 2011


Solving big questions one equation at a time.
By DAVID KISH  |  May 13, 2011

Review: Le Quattro Volte

There's more to Pythagoras than his theorem concerning right triangles.
Pythagoras, beyond the theorem
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 15, 2011

Informal ed

In college, there was Aeschylus. There was the Battle of Gettysburg, chiaroscuro, the second law of thermodynamics.
When you swap memorizing for learning, sparks fly and tuna rolls
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 06, 2010


Toilet talk

Bathroom math used to be simple: Number 1 or Number 2. That was it.
The new world of going green in the bathroom
By PHILIP ELI  |  January 07, 2009

The road not yet traveled

In 1916, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.  
A layman's guide to the science of time travel
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 16, 2008