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October 12, 2017


A symbol that stands for nothing in a very definite way.

Before Zero

Zero is one of humanity's greatest inventions.

October 7, 2016


The number zero was discovered by Hindu mathematicians around the sixth century.

Zero Is Something, Zero Is Nothing

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

September 27, 2014


Distributed computing allows researchers who have large computing problems to rely on volunteers rather than just supercomputers, such as this one at the Argonne National Laboratory.

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


Do you think hand gestures would help kids with math problems?

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?

October 12, 2012


How did you learn how to count?

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


Why Is A Mile 5,280 Feet?

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

July 21, 2011


Geometrical Increases: A Job You Shouldn’t Refuse

Learn about geometrical increases on this Moment of Science.

July 1, 2011


The History Of The Number “Zero”

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

June 21, 2011


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


Math Skills Improve After Electric Brain Stimulation

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

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