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March 24, 2015


Greek text from Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stones and Aliens

Can deciphering texts from ancient civilizations teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?

July 2, 2014


A cluster of mailboxes

The Chain Letter’s Exponential Growth

If people actually followed the instructions on chain letters they received, it wouldn't be long before everyone in the world had a letter in their mailbox.

August 16, 2013


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Want To Be Better At Math? Use Hand Gestures!

It sure seems like we focus a lot on math in why do our kids lag behind?

March 28, 2013


boy standing at chalkboard doing mathematics

Math Hurts My Brain – Why?

I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.

December 13, 2011


abacus little girl

Women Are As Naturally Good At Math As Men

New research shows it's high time to trash the long-held notion that women are biologically determined to be worse than men at math.

February 4, 2011


addition practice cards

Math Skills Improve After Electric Brain Stimulation

Do you struggle with math? Well, all you may need is a little shock to the brain.

August 26, 2010


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26 Facebook Science Pages You Should Check Out!

A Moment of Science gathered the best Facebook science pages for your pleasure. What are some of your favorites?

August 2, 2010



Ravaging Locusts Swarm At Random

When a swarm of locusts hits, it devastates everything in its path. It would be helpful to know when they are coming... but scientists say no such luck.

November 19, 2009



Raindrops Of Many Sizes

Why are raindrops different sizes when they fall from the sky?

May 19, 2009


Children playing outside

Recess and Better Behavior

Does a recess really help people learn? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.

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