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Researchers develop new happiness index

A team of researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and Universitat de València (UV) have developed a new index to measure a country's happiness. Named HAIN (HAppiness INdex), it is based on five areas ...

dateJun 05, 2018 in Mathematics
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Predicting the outcomes of FIFA World Cup

One of the favourites in soccer's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany, has just 13.3% chance of winning. And Australia has 14% chance of getting to the round of 16, but only 0.1% chance of winning. These are outcomes from ...

dateJun 04, 2018 in Mathematics
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New study improves 'crowd wisdom' estimates

In 1907, a statistician named Francis Galton recorded the entries from a weight-judging competition as people guessed the weight of an ox. Galton analyzed hundreds of estimates and found that while individual guesses varied ...

dateApr 18, 2018 in Mathematics
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The genius at Guinness and his statistical legacy

This St Patrick's Day, revellers around the world will crowd the streets seeking one of Ireland's national drinks: a pint of Guinness. But besides this tasty stout, one of the most fundamental and commonly used tools of science ...

A model for autoignition in turbulent jets

Jets are rapid streams of liquids or gases that forcefully shoot into a surrounding medium. When ignitable substances are involved, combustion—rapid chemical reactions that result in heat and light—can occur. Combustion ...

A newly discovered prime number makes its debut

On December 26, 2017, J. Pace, G. Woltman, S. Kurowski, A. Blosser, and their co-authors announced the discovery of a new prime number: 2⁷⁷²³²⁹¹⁷-1. It's an excellent opportunity to take a small tour through the ...

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

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Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text
Putting bacteria to work
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Human influence detected in changing seasons
Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism
Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines
A physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern

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