Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?
Mathematics / Number Theory
Often it takes a second look to see how mathematical numbers and patterns fit into the natural world. Numbers, after all, are manmade. However some very interesting number patterns underlie some natur continue reading this fact

Leaps and Bounds
Mathematics / History
Leap years are years with 366 days, instead of the usual 365. Leap years are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not 365 days, as commonly stated. Basically, leap years occu continue reading this fact

Eratosthenes Measured Earth’s Circumference—Centuries Before Columbus Sailed
Mathematics / Geometry
Eratosthenes (c. 276 – 194 BC) was born more than 2200 years ago in the Greek city of Cyrene, now a city in the North African country of Libya. (The Greek Empire surrounded much of the Mediterranean S continue reading this fact
