No, it’s not your medical marijuana working overtime. The moon really IS bigger and brighter on November 13 to 15, 2016. It’s the grand finale of a three-body celestial dance.

## What’s The Proper Date On Which To Celebrate Circles? Not As Easy As Pi

The Ryder’s Cup of math(s): Competing Pi Days. Which continent’s got it right? Or are they both wrong?

## Introduction to Bayesian Probability and Bayes Theorem

This quick refresher about probability shows how to use Bayes’ Rule in simple situations and is an introduction to frequentist versus Bayesian probability.

## Detecting or Avoiding the Yule-Simpson Paradox

One alternative may out-perform another in each individual test, yet do more poorly when all tests are combined. That’s the Yule-Simpson Paradox.

## Comparing the Genetic Code of DNA to Binary Code

Does DNA store information in the same way that a computer stores data? Let’s compare the data storage in computers with the genetic code that translates DNA to RNA and amino acids.

## Fun With Numbers: Consecutive Number And Consecutive Digit Dates

12/13/14 has come and gone. The last date of that type was a little over a year ago (11/12/13); but the next one won’t arrive until the 22nd century (01/02/03).

## Birthdays Can Have Power, Perfection, And Abundance: Fun With Numbers

The numbers associated with the years in a human life span have some remarkable mathematical properties.

## Pi Day and the Speed of Light: What Do Pi and C Have in Common?

The two most famous ratios, one from math (pi) and the other from physics (c), both have a connection to March 14. What makes pi and c special in the number world?

## Practical Uses of Matrix Mathematics

What are the practical use of matrices in day to day life? From computer-generated images to electrical circuits, matrix math serves us well.

## Palindromic Dates: What is a Palindrome?

You may know what a palindrome is, and even associate it with Napoleon, but what’s a palindromic date? When’s the next date fitting the palindromic format?