Mathematics: Get to Know Numbers

Excited for today's eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews today!

If you've ever played a billiards game, voted in an election or followed a recipe, then you've interacted with math outside the classroom. Similarly, if you've ever used an "if-then" statement, you've used mathematical deductive reasoning. Still, there is so much more to numbers and equations than the human mind can comprehend, a seemingly endless unfolding of infinite possibilities.

So if numbers are more than what meets the eye, what important data about the world can we gather at a deeper, more complex level? As it turns out, quite a lot. Channel your inner Isaac Newton as these videos take you through the ins and outs of the number galaxy.

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The larger the murmuration, the faster the group of starlings can respond to a threat. 01:00

  2. Video analysis has revealed that every starling in a murmuration interacts with about six or seven of its neighbors. 01:49

  3. Scientists still don't how how starlings use their senses to interact with each other so quickly and precisely. 03:01

Share the knowledge!

Share the knowledge!

Share the knowledge!

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.