Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?
Mathematics / Number Theory
Often it takes a second look to see how mathematical numbers and patterns fit into the natural world. Numbers, after all, are manmade. However some very interesting number patterns underlie some natur continue reading this fact

Kepler's Conjecture
Mathematics / Geometry
Take a bunch of oranges that are similar in size and try to pack them into a cardboard box. What is the most efficient orange arrangement so that you fit the most oranges into the box? Should you stac continue reading this fact

Origins Of The Meter
Mathematics / History
The origins of the meter go back to at least the 18th century. At that time, there were two competing approaches to the definition of a standard unit of length. Some suggested defining the meter as th continue reading this fact
