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October 7, 2016

 

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Zero Is Something, Zero Is Nothing

Aristotle once argued that zero— yes, he meant the number—should be outlawed.

September 27, 2014

 

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Turn Your Computer Into A Citizen Scientist

Through distributed computing, researchers who need large amounts of computing power can parcel out research components to private computers.

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 school...so why do our kids lag behind?

October 12, 2012

 

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How People In Greenland Learn How To Count

The counting system of native Greenlanders not only uses all ten fingers, but all ten toes as well!

October 14, 2011

 

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Why Is A Mile 5,280 Feet?

Our word "mile" comes from the Latin "mille," which referred to the Roman mile.

July 21, 2011

 

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Geometrical Increases: A Job You Shouldn’t Refuse

Learn about geometrical increases on this Moment of Science.

July 1, 2011

 

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The History Of The Number “Zero”

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

June 21, 2011

 

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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.

February 4, 2011

 

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Math Skills Improve After Electric Brain Stimulation

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

December 10, 2010

 

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How To Find The Shortest Route: Leonhard Euler And Euler Circuits

How do you find the fastest route to your destination?

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