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Here’s why e and π often coexist

Of all the things in mathematics, the last thing we expect is to witness two absolutely irrational constants appear alongside each other in way more than one single situation. In this short post we’ll try to uncover what makes e and π somewhat related to each other. Within the next few hundred words, we’ll update […]

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The Great Dictator

“All hail the Great DNA!”, shouted an army of microtubules from a prominent locus in the cytoplasm. “DNAaaaa, DNA!” clap clap clap “DNAaaaa, DNA!” shouted out all the organelles of the cell, from the juniors like glyoxysomes to the seniors like mitochondria, all alike. Although the envious RNAs looked on with inaudible grunts and disapproving growls, they […]

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Discovering Gravity from scratch

Had the apple not fallen that day Newton might still have formulated the laws of gravitation. But for today’s article we’ll presume that either gravity wasn’t discovered until the ripe old age of twenty first century or that you’re reading reading this article in the seventeenth century. Either way, gravity isn’t discovered yet. And the […]

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The Lecture on Relativity

“Get back to your desks, professor Einstein is almost here”, shouted Feynman, the class monitor. In a matter of seconds, what could have been declared as a chaotic system of loitering chatterboxes was organised into a class of physics students eagerly waiting for the arrival of their Professor. Einstein walks in. Walks up to Plank […]

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Equilibria and Oscillations

You’re on your way sitting on a train. You look outside and you see Dr Hannibal Lecter standing. He’s just standing there. On an wooden platform. Suddenly, he raises his hand. Waves. He takes a step forward. You jump back. He falls off the wood and before you can regain your courage he’s a hundred […]

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Dollars and Bitcoins

It’s the year 3069, you are an astronaut. You’re fed up of Earthly life and decide to shoot off into deep space in your brand new TeslaX Model V (which is equipped with the 42nd gen Merlin engines and is capable of an interplanetary flight with a range of 200 light minutes). After a week […]

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Being more Popular, Mathematically!

Saul Goodman said, “Let’s just say I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows another guy”. Had this guy known another guy like the initial guy Saul knew chances are that at the sixth iteration he could have been referring to pretty much anyone in the world! Such is the concept of six […]

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Flattening the Curve and Mapping Mars

Lately in the COVID-19 context flattening the curve has always referred to the reduction of new daily cases. Yet, way before 2020, in 1569 Flemish Geographer had managed to flatten a substantial curve. He projected the curved round Earth onto a Flat paper and published what we know today as the Mercator’s Projection of the […]

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Kondratieff Cycles and The Wheel of Time

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. Steve Jobs, on introducing the iPhone Turns out that every 50 years or so, a disruptive new technology emerges and greatly influences our society. It improves our lives, shuffles the rich lists and throws the economy into the booming phase of a […]

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The Statistics of Success

I absolutely love how YouTube sets the stage for any discussion related to success. There are videos of successful people enumerating what they did to succeed. There are videos of successful YouTubers pointing out what successful people did to succeed. And then there are videos, rather advertisements, of courses that you can take to succeed […]