First female to win math’s top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936. Mirzakhani was awarded the prize for her work in complex geometry and navigation within spaces.

OkCupid draws illustration of users as guinea pigs, literally

OkCupid is doubling down on a controversial blog post, where it openly admitted to experimenting on users. Monday, in a blog post titled “We Experiment On Human Beings,” the dating site openly admitted to randomly pairing up users with less-than-perfect matches to see if beauty and good advertising mattered more for getting a date than the personality expressed in the profiles.