Math

  1. 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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  2. Science & Society

    What happens when you look at crime by the numbers

    Statistics can find crime hot spots or flag which police officers are more likely to shoot at crime scenes. Unfortunately, some data risk misleading the police.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Math attitude influences math achievement

    Bad feelings about math beget bad grades, a new study shows. The good news? Positive feelings are associated with good grades, too.

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  4. Brain

    Don’t let math stress you out

    New research points to strategies for improving math performance in people who get stressed out by the numbers world.

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  5. Math

    Cool Jobs: Motion by the numbers

    What do car crash testers, video game creators and scientists who study athletic performance have in common? All use geometry in their cool jobs.

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  6. Math

    Explainer: The basics of geometry

    From points and lines to complex three-dimensional shapes, our world is made of shapes and spaces. The math used to understand most of these is known as geometry.

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  7. Computing

    Two numbers set a record — and not just for being book length

    Twin primes are prime numbers that differ by just 2. The largest known twins have just been discovered — each 388,342 digits long!

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  8. Brain

    Out-of-whack body clock causes more than sleepiness

    When the body’s “clock” doesn’t match the cues its getting from outside, people can feel bad. Researchers are using math to explain this “circadian-time sickness.”

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  9. Physics

    Math predicts weird materials; leads to 2016 physics Nobel

    The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics will go to three researchers that have made discoveries about exotic states of matter.

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  10. Computing

    Self-designed tattoos are fashionable technology

    Researchers have created do-it-yourself temporary tattoos. They’re a fashion-forward way to control electronic devices.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Don’t use dinner-table spoons for liquid medicines!

    Kids are safer when parents use precise tools to measure liquid medicines. Switching from teaspoons to metric tools could help, a new study finds.

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  12. Math

    Scientists Say: Y-axis

    The bars on a graph tell you nothing unless you know what they mean. The lines on the sides can let you know.

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