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Marketing, memes, and mutations in the mind

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

Like almost everything on the internet, this blog is funded by advertisement. The chaps that run this site – or more precisely the marketung suits-and-ties that pay them

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Climate change extends range of brain-eating amoeba

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

PAM has been rare in the United States, killing an estimated three to eight people a year; historically confined to souther states like Texas and Arizona. Compare this to the closely related bacterial meningitis that affects around 9,500 Americans a year. For meningitis, a bactera (usually Neisseria meningitidis or Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults) enters the brain through the nasal cavity and causes similar symptoms to PAM

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Faster discrete log algorithm and your internet security

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

Significant progress has been made toward an efficient algorithm for computing discrete logarithm.

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Understanding the financial system with ecological models

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

The brand new Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour at the University of Bath offers a new lens through which to view the financial crisis.

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How to Lose Your Phallus (If You're a Bird)

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

If you've ever peeked inside your spam folder, then you know there is nothing more important than enlarging your penis.

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MIT's Open Relativity to Pave Way for More Trippy Games

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

MIT's Game Lab releases an open source engine for building games and simulations that accurately capture the paradoxical effects of special relativity.

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Prime numbers: the 271 year old puzzle resolved

By: Artem Kaznatcheev

The Goldbach conjecture, a two-hundred and seventy-one year open problem of mathematics, has been resolved.

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