Using math and painstaking experiments, a group from the UK modeled how the sounds from the nuanced mouth clicks of human echolocators travel around a room.
By Teresa Carey
Numbers and algorithms aren’t just useful to mathematician Eugenia Cheng -- they’re exhilarating. That’s why she’s on a mission to help transform math’s notoriously boring reputation in education into one of thrilling wonder and creativity. Cheng gives her humble opinion…
By PBS NewsHour
Climate-driven air pollution could cause 60,000 extra deaths annually by 2030 and more than 250,000 deaths per year by 2100, according to new research.
By Nsikan Akpan
New research shows that everyone is prone to sharing fake news when dealing with a never-ending stream of updates.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Dave Berndtson
Scientists have developed a new way to analyze volcanic eruptions -- with lightning -- that is cost effective, relatively simple and safe.
By Kristin Hugo
On this most circular of pi days, we present three classic toys -- hula hoops, yo-yo's and Connect Four -- and explore their mechanics with mathematicians and physicists.
By Gareth Ffowc Roberts for The Conversation
One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all.
By Andrew Wagner
A Princeton professor offers new math behind why a Slinky appears to hang in midair when dropped.
Mathematicians tackle a question that once stumped Charles Darwin: Why do animals have antlers, manes and other ornaments?…
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