# math

# Clinton Campaigners Being Trained To Push Unconvinced Voters To Poor Ol' Martin O'Malley

Melissa Cronin · 01/31/16 10:08AMIn the past politics has been called a game of chess, a dirty game, a blood sport. This year, we’ve decided to throw it all out the window; right now, presidential politics in the U.S. look a whole lot more like a giant, boring math equation.

# Allie Jones · 01/26/16 02:26PM

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who is currently polling at one percent in Iowa, has a message for those who think she has zero chance of winning the election. “Polls don’t win elections,” she said at a campaign event in Iowa City today.

# Brendan O'Connor · 01/19/16 10:51PM

Earlier in this month, a computer in Missouri, part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, discovered the largest known prime number: 274,207,281–1. Actually, the *Guardian* reports, the number was discovered in September, but nobody noticed until just recently. Anyway, congratulations everyone!

# You Will Not Die in a Mass Shooting

Hamilton Nolan · 12/04/15 09:09AM# Flaws in "Economics 101" Arguments Pose Grave Risk to Internet Commenters

Hamilton Nolan · 11/24/15 11:00AM# A Young Person Wrote a Dumbass Article With Bad Money Advice, Check It Out

Hamilton Nolan · 09/17/15 03:30PMOh here is a good personal finance story for 20-something citizens: “If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong.”

# Republican Candidates Compete to Tell the Biggest Economic Lie

Hamilton Nolan · 08/14/15 01:00PM# How Many Pizzas Should You Order? The Pizza Equation Will Tell You

Julia Alvidrez · 04/27/15 01:50PM# America's Land Is Worth $23 Trillion

Hamilton Nolan · 04/22/15 11:17AM# Hamilton Nolan · 04/14/15 07:50AM

A French mathematician has developed a formula to explain the "hipster paradox," the process by which "hipster" nonconformists tend to end up looking the same. Nobody understands what this math guy is saying because everyone calls hipsters fauxhemians
now. A wasted mind.

# It Would Be a Great Help If You Could All Die Younger

Hamilton Nolan · 10/28/14 12:13PMThe latest estimates of American life expectancy are out, and we're doing great! Living longer than ever. But—ooo—I hate to ask you this, but maybe, could you not do that, and instead die younger? We have these pension issues, see...

# Lena Dunham Does Not Pay

Hamilton Nolan · 09/29/14 08:51AM# Science Proves That Happiness Is Within, My Friends

Hamilton Nolan · 08/04/14 04:55PMHappiness: what is it? A new study has found the answer: it is a mathematical equation based on your own expectations. You are so very predictable, humans.

# A Furniture Salesman Got Hit in the Head and Turned into a Math Genius

Gabrielle Bluestone · 05/13/14 08:45PMA furniture salesman got attacked outside a karaoke bar by a pair of unknown assailants. A few days later, he realized he could see complex geometrical equations everywhere he looked.

# Adam Weinstein · 02/07/14 02:35PM

Montana's governor today appointed Democrat John Walsh to take the seat left open by Sen. Max Baucus, who's becoming an ambassador. The move again gives Montana, population 1 million, the same number of senators as California, population 38 million.

# Adam Weinstein · 01/29/14 11:50AM

Texas is poised do away with its high-school Algebra II requirement, so that "school districts can better work with local employers to build curriculums that prepare high school graduates to move directly into high-paying jobs." Let's make students into cold-calling sales interns and call it "applied math"!

# The Lottery Is a Predator and You Are Its Math-Illiterate Prey

Hamilton Nolan · 12/13/13 12:41PMYou were never going to win the lottery. The odds were farcically low. But just in case you were keeping hope alive, we must now inform you: your odds have gotten much, much worse.

# Hamilton Nolan · 10/23/13 04:27PM

Is your child at least six months old? Then brain scientists are able to predict how much your child will suck at math.

# You Will Not Win at Gambling

Hamilton Nolan · 10/14/13 09:31AMGambling is a system of selling hope in exchange for money. Hope springs eternal, but money always runs out. New statistics show just how hopeless your futile dreams of striking it rich really are.