Why sit around watching re-runs at home when the world is your adventure? Put down the snack bowl, get out of your NYC apartment and go exploring! 1. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354) Flushing Town Hall may not be as massive or as renowned as Carnegie Hall, but do not let that stop you from checking out this […]
In a world of double standards, women have long needed to justify themselves So, in America, movements such as Women’s Rights, and people like Susan B. Anthony are key players in history, despite the fact that her movement for suffrage excluded women of color. At least, it was a stand taken in the modern world. […]
On a Friday afternoon in 1989, the physicist Leonard Mlodinow got a phone call from his doctor. His doctor told him there was an over 99 percent chance that he was infected with HIV.
The doctor was wrong. Not only was the physicist HIV-free, the chances that he was sick had really been less than 10 percent.
The doctor had done his medical testing perfectly. He just messed up the statistics.
In particular, he failed to use Bayes’s Theorem.
Kendrick Lamar may not be feeling so “Humble” this week. All of the tracks from his new album DAMN. charted in the Billboard Hot 100, including “Humble,” which has become the number one song in the country, and “DNA,” which debuted at an impressive #4 after the War Machine-starring video debuted earlier this week. Despite Kendrick’s […]
With the rise of countries banning face veils, it comes as a relief to me that England has not succumbed to such a controversial method. In one of their recent council meetings, the prime minister of England, Theresa May, stated that Britain won’t be joining other European countries on the issue of face veils or […]
To my Queens College colleagues and friends, there are some things you should know before you vote for your 2017-18 student government: who’s running and where is your $6.00 semester fee going? Let’s find out. SFC, or Students For Change has been in power for 6 years. They’ve hosted hundreds of events, brought people like […]
Would you ever open up a hardware store? Or a corner grocery, or an electronics store? Would you open the next Radio Shack or Best Buy? I know I wouldn’t. Yet, we’re still all buying hammers, groceries, and cellphones. So what has changed? The slow decline of traditional retail stores is no secret. Just last […]
Kendrick hearing about the backlash to “Humble.” The rap world is currently eagerly enjoying Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN., which the self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” dropped last week. However, the album’s hit single, the innocuously titled “Humble,” has the oft-praised rapper in trouble. via GIPHY “Humble,” like most things Kendrick Lamar does, has been acclaimed across the Internet for […]
I first heard of Elizabeth Warren during the last election and although she is not the senator of my state, she stood out to me. I think she is an eloquent and educated woman who is a great role model for young girls who want to go into public service one day. I don’t claim to say […]
This is a short post on something that I get asked a lot: What is “math research”?