@mathemaniac: Solve for x in 10 seconds or less http://t.co/yMe37URN3c

I had to use paper and pencil. It took longer than 10 seconds.

@mathemaniac: Solve for x in 10 seconds or less http://t.co/yMe37URN3c

I had to use paper and pencil. It took longer than 10 seconds.

whitesox:

The Sox went the silent treatment route after rookie Jose Abreu’s first Major League blast.

whitesox:

The Sox went the silent treatment route after rookie Jose Abreu’s first Major League blast.

(via mlb)

nevver:

We are hurtling through space at over a million miles an hour (a truer orbit of the planets)

nevver:

We are hurtling through space at over a million miles an hour (a truer orbit of the planets)

@PenguinUKBooks: It’s Sunday. Who’s settling in with a good book? http://t.co/0BOWcxfApT

@PenguinUKBooks: It’s Sunday. Who’s settling in with a good book? http://t.co/0BOWcxfApT

theatlantic:

The UN’s New Focus: Surviving, Not Stopping, Climate Change

The United Nations’ latest report on climate change contains plenty of dire warnings about the adverse impact “human interference with the climate system” is having on everything from sea levels to crop yields to violent conflicts. But the primary message of the study isn’t, as John Kerry suggested on Sunday, for countries to collectively reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Instead, the subtext appears to be this: Climate change is happening and will continue to happen for the foreseeable future. As a result, we need to adapt to a warming planet—to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits associated with increasing temperatures—rather than focusing solely on curbing warming in the first place. And it’s businesses and local governments, rather than the international community, that can lead the way.
“The really big breakthrough in this report is the new idea of thinking about managing climate change,” Chris Field, the co-chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study, said this week, adding that governments, companies, and communities are already experimenting with “climate-change adaptation.”
Read more. [Image: Carlos Barria/Reuters]

theatlantic:

The UN’s New Focus: Surviving, Not Stopping, Climate Change

The United Nations’ latest report on climate change contains plenty of dire warnings about the adverse impact “human interference with the climate system” is having on everything from sea levels to crop yields to violent conflicts. But the primary message of the study isn’t, as John Kerry suggested on Sunday, for countries to collectively reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Instead, the subtext appears to be this: Climate change is happening and will continue to happen for the foreseeable future. As a result, we need to adapt to a warming planet—to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits associated with increasing temperatures—rather than focusing solely on curbing warming in the first place. And it’s businesses and local governments, rather than the international community, that can lead the way.

“The really big breakthrough in this report is the new idea of thinking about managing climate change,” Chris Field, the co-chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study, said this week, adding that governments, companies, and communities are already experimenting with “climate-change adaptation.”

Read more. [Image: Carlos Barria/Reuters]

(via emergentfutures)

I’ve recently been waking up at 3:13 AM every morning. 313 is an interesting number.

I’ve recently been waking up at 3:13 AM every morning. 313 is an interesting number.

Hack Wilson

Hack Wilson

@pickover: Sometimes, the exotic formulas of Indian mathematician Ramanujan (1887-1920) make me shiver a little.  You? http://t.co/b3z9gVVv3N

@pickover: Sometimes, the exotic formulas of Indian mathematician Ramanujan (1887-1920) make me shiver a little. You? http://t.co/b3z9gVVv3N

Don’t shoot me. I’m only the piano player.

Don’t shoot me. I’m only the piano player.

An Introduction to Modern Cosmology by Andrew Liddle

A good introduction to cosmology even if you sidestep the math.

An Introduction to Modern Cosmology by Andrew Liddle

A good introduction to cosmology even if you sidestep the math.

The coolest cat.

 “@Loucataris: High mathematics ! http://twitter.com/Loucataris/status/446785631897673728/photo/1”

The coolest cat. “@Loucataris: High mathematics ! http://twitter.com/Loucataris/status/446785631897673728/photo/1”