A painting (1926) of Mount Ishbel in Banff National Park by Lawren Harris fetched $9.5M at Heffel Fine Art Auction House. With an 18% buyer’s premium to the auction house, its full price was $11.21M. Mt. Ishbel was named in 1956 after Ishbel MacDonald who was the eldest daughter of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of […]

You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way.— Marvin MinskyThe 222nd day of the year; 222 is called a sphenic (Greek for wedge) number. They have three distinct prime factors. 30= 2x3x5 is the smallest sphenic number. Can you find two consecutive numbers that are both sphenic numbers?More??222 = (3!)3 +… via […]

From Pat’s Blog: http://pballew.blogspot.ca/2010/08/whoddd.html When I found the whole article, it turned out to be an interesting historical, mathematical journal entry, “The Lost Calculus (1637-1670), Tangency and Optimization without Limits”, by Jeff Suzuki in the MAA Mathematics Magazine, Dec, 2005. In A History of Mathematics, by Cajori, we find that Hudde was the first to […]

Originally posted on The Extinction Protocol :

March 2014 – CANADA – The epicenter of what’s now believed to be a ‘frost quake’, has been located in northwest Calgary. A group of researchers was able to pinpoint the location with help from an amateur seismologist who recorded the quake’s seismic signature on his home-built basement machine.…

Originally posted on 4 gravitons:

Nima Arkani-Hamed recently gave a talk at the Simons Center on the topic of what he and Jaroslav Trnka are calling the Amplituhedron. There’s an article on it in Quanta Magazine. The article starts out a bit hype-y for my taste (too much language of importance, essentially), but it has several…

Utah Data Center, Frank Church. Code “ZXX” is used when there is: “No linguistic content; Not applicable.” — blogs.walkerart.org

David Byrne on Amish hair wars, Che Guevara, Rembrandt, Bruegel, neurology, mind and religion — journal.davidbyrne.com