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October 24, 2013

 

One Rhesus monkey leans over to another with his hands cupped at the other's ear as if telling a secret.

Monkey Numbers

New study shows monkeys do well on both their verbal and math scores.

July 21, 2011

 

cash bills and change

Geometrical Increases: A Job You Shouldn’t Refuse

Learn about geometrical increases on this Moment of Science.

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.

June 16, 2011

 

yellow angelfish swimming on a blue background

Can Animals Count?

One... Two... Three. Humans can count but can animals?

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.

February 12, 2008

 

Descending Numbers in Store

A Head for Numbers (2)

The closer that numbers presented to us are, the longer it takes us to compare them. This suggests that we solve such problems with a mental number line.

February 6, 2008

 

Child Thinking and Sitting Leaning up on Post

A Head for Numbers (3)

Last time we discussed "acalculia,"the condition whereby people with neurological damage, say by stroke, find themselves suddenly unable to work with numbers.

February 6, 2008

 

Clear Chalkboard with Number-line above

A Head for Numbers (1)

Time for your moment of science math quiz. Ready? Which of the following numbers is larger: 90 or 50? 16 or 14? 9 or 7? But, this was a psychology quiz not math

May 24, 2004

 

Zero, Zip, Zilch

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

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