Kurt Gödel, the perfect mind to examine the US constitution.
The mathematician Kurt Gödel is said to have found a way that the US constitution would allow for a dictator to take control, or so the story goes. He certainly had the mind for it.
An early understanding of numbers may be a sign of mathematical ability.
You may have got what it takes to be a mathematical genius without even being aware of it.
Computers can be our prediction machines.
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Scientists of all kinds turn to computer models to investigate questions they can't get at any other way. Here's how models work and why we can trust them.
Are you a rigid librarian or an eccentric poet? How you see yourself may enhance your creative performance.
Lots of scientists see things in different ways, but that doesn’t undermine its authority.
Deep disagreements within science might seem to undermine its authority, but they only underscore how science really works.
Are you smarter than a third grader in Vietnam?
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People shouldn't let these tricky puzzlers reinforce their misguided notion that they stink at math.
A love of puzzles.
Have you heard the one about Cheryl's birthday? It's the latest puzzle that's baffling people across the world.
A model of the Terminator from the popular movie series where machines take over the world.
If machines run by artificial intelligence take over the world it's only because we programmed them to do so. So how can fuzzy logic help us prevent that?
We can learn to use our minds better by becoming more familiar with how they work.
Some interesting recent research using neuroimaging gives us evidence that different brain systems activate in different reasoning situations. But before we get to that, try the following puzzles: Puzzle…