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Golden started studying sea ice as a math major at Dartmouth College, even traveling to Antarctica his senior year. Meredith Fore, WIRED, "Magnetic Materials Help Explain How Arctic Ice Melts," 5 July 2019 Erica is a math whiz with an uncanny understanding of economics for a 10-year-old. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Stranger Things season 3 goes full Aliens with its action," 5 July 2019 From his childhood in Bangladesh, Rahman was always drawn toward math and physics. Shannon Larson,, "'The true pursuit of happiness’: 60 Connecticut residents become US citizens at Yard Goats naturalization ceremony," 4 July 2019 The math again doesn’t work out for Walker if new coach Vic Fangio sticks with five active linemen (Derek Wolfe, Adam Gotsis, Shelby Harris, Zach Kerr and rookie Dre’Mont Jones). Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Mailbag: Can former second-round pick DeMarcus Walker salvage his career?," 2 July 2019 The cause of the crisis would appear to be simple math: The number of foster beds is decreasing, and the number of kids is on the rise. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, "Foster-care 'crisis': More kids entering Arizona system as number of foster homes declines," 2 July 2019 The criteria includes state testing scores for math and reading, some college-level exams and graduation rates. Thomas Jewell,, "No argument about it: Solon Comet debater helps bring home world championship," 1 July 2019 The real heroes of Rocket Men are math and physics. Dallas News, "Books examine the courage and scientific know-how that propelled us to the moon," 1 July 2019 Quantum math relies on the premise that information is never lost. Quanta Magazine, "Philosophers Debate New ‘Sonic Black Hole’ Discovery," 30 June 2019

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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