# Math

1. Math

### What the mummy’s curse reveals about your brain

A man died soon after opening a mummy’s tomb. But don’t assume the mummy killed him. Statistics help explain why coincidences may not be meaningful.

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2. Math

### Scientists Say: Algebra

Algebra is a type of mathematics that studies symbols and how they can be shifted around.

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3. Space

### Meet ‘Pi’ — a new Earth-sized planet

Searching through data from NASA’s K2 Mission, researchers found a new planet. Some call it K2-315b, others smile and refer to it as “Pi Earth.”

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4. Physics

### Scientists Say: Velocity

Velocity is more than speed. It is both speed and the direction in which an object is traveling.

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5. Computing

### Explainer: What is an algorithm?

These step-by-step instructions underlie social media, internet searches and other computer-based activities. But what are they exactly? We explain.

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6. Animals

### To figure out your dog’s ‘real’ age, you’ll need a calculator

What’s your dog’s human-equivalent age? Just multiply how old it is times seven, right? Uh, no. And here’s why.

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7. Humans

### When it comes to downing hot dogs, science says there’s a limit

Humans may be able to eat only 83 hot dogs in 10 minutes, new research suggests.

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8. Tech

### Why sports are becoming all about numbers — lots and lots of numbers

Sports once focused on muscles, skill and tactics. Now math is becoming almost as important. It helps assess players — and improve their tools.

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9. Math

### Lack of diversity in his field has troubled this mathematician

As a kid, Edray Goins didn’t like math. But he fell in love with the subject in college and is now training the next generation of minority mathematicians.

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10. Physics

### Try This: Walking on water with science

Water striders walk on water. How do they do it? They spread out. This experiment will show you how it works.

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11. Math

### Color-changing fibers help unravel a knotty problem

Experiments with colorful fibers helped scientists discover a few simple rules on why the strength of various types of knots differs.

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12. Math

### How math makes movies like Doctor Strange so otherworldly

In the 1970s, a mathematician introduced geometric patterns that he named fractals. Moviemakers are now using those patterns to create dazzling digital effects.

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