Category Archives: Nature

The Mathematics of Aliens

Do aliens exist? The evidence is varied across time and across the globe. But mathematicians who study aliens always impress me. These are individuals who firmly stand on the pillar of logical reasoning- mathematics, that is. And yet, they are … Continue reading

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Measuring Boston coastlines with increasingly tiny measuring sticks…

As I toured Boston this past week, I seemed to be drawn inexorably towards the Old State House.  Historically the Old State House was built at the center of civic activity. The Old State House “was prominently sited at the … Continue reading

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Why do Hipsters look alike?

It was a hot day as I stepped into the air conditioned mall. It is 1995 or maybe 1996; my mall has slightly opaque sky lights so you could still see the bright midsummer sunlight outside. I would have preferred darkness. I … Continue reading

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