What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise. (Reblogged from brainpickings.org)

Mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns — predicting phenomena from the weather to the growth of cities, revealing everything from the laws of the universe to the behavior of subatomic particles…


Love — [like] most of life — is full of patterns: from the number of sexual partners we have in our lifetime to how we choose who to message on an internet dating website. These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as love does, and are all patterns which mathematics is uniquely placed to describe.

Read on to find more about the very interesting equations of love here.


Are humans continuously evolving?

So if you’re asked “are humans still evolving?”, the answer is this: “Well, there’s some evidence that our species is evolving as a unit for traits like age of reproduction, but there is much more evidence that different parts of our species are evolving in different directions, adapting to environments that are geographically different or changing over time.” Read on more here.

The Fermi Paradox – reblogged from Wait But Why

Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:


Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. Personally, I go for the old “existential meltdown followed by acting weird for the next half hour.” But everyone feels something.

Physicist Enrico Fermi felt something too—”Where is everybody?”

Read on more on Wait But Why here

Theory of everything-interactive map.

This one’s a really cool interactive way to learn about all the different promising theories we have in Physics today. It essentially maps out the mind-map for a theory of everything: what we know and what we don’t! I especially had fun moving the cursor on the map and seeing the optical illusion like convexing out! Have fun!