Math

  1. Math

    Scientists Say: Uncertainty

    In science, uncertainty is a term used to express how much data might vary around a measured point.

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  2. Animals

    The secrets of super-slurper bat tongues

    Tiny hair-like structures greatly boost the ability of some bats to slurp up nectar from flowers.

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  3. Science & Society

    Redrawing political boundaries may alter rates of violent crime

    The way politicians draw boundaries for voting districts could affect not only who wins elections, but also where rates of violent crime may rise.

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  4. Climate

    Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics

    Higher temperatures, less snow mean many former Winter Olympics sites soon will no longer qualify to host future games, concludes a new analysis.

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  5. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Gradient

    This is a word used to describe the rate that something changes over a distance or time. Examples include the strength of a smell or the steepness of a mountain.

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  6. Math

    Meet the people behind the film Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures a true story. So is the math and physics in the movie. Meet experts who kept the movie accurate, as well as an engineer now working at NASA.

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  7. Computing

    Math + teens + practice = a winning competition

    Training for an Olympics of math helps students stretch their creativity and learn problem solving skills. If you like puzzles, you might want to check out these events.

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  8. Math

    Math isn’t just for boys

    The United States won the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2015 and 2016. The big question: Why wasn’t there even one girl on either year’s team?

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  9. Brain

    Anxious about math? Your brain may tackle simple problems differently

    A study found more variable brain activity in people who get nervous about math problems than those who do not.

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  10. Planets

    Analyze This: The masses of planets

    Scientists discovered a solar system with planets that are similar in size and mass to Earth. Using data, we take a closer look at that similarity.

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  11. Math

    Cool Jobs: Reaching out to E.T. is a numbers game

    From figuring out if we’re alone in the universe, to writing messages to aliens, scientists use math in many ways in their search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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  12. Brain

    High-school brain researcher takes home $250,000 prize

    Three teens won big in this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search. They studied brain injury, mathematical models and networks of connections within big data sets.

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