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July 1, 2011

 

zero

The History Of The Number “Zero”

Learn about the controversial history of the number "zero."

June 21, 2011

 

pythagoras

Science Hero Award (Pythagoras)

It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.

April 24, 2009

 

Leaf cutter ant carrying leaf

Leafcutter Ants

Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.

April 16, 2006

 

pythagoras

Science Hero Award (Pythagoras)

It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.

May 24, 2004

 

Zero, Zip, Zilch

Learn about the controversial history of the number "zero" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

American Pi

Over 4,000 years ago, the Babylonians were the first to approximate pi, and ever since, mathematicians have come up with ways of figuring it more accurately.

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