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Some children grimace when they encounter cauliflower or broccoli. But why do kids hate broccoli? According to a study, we shouldn’t blame them. …
Ella Cohn-Schwartz’s research showed that children who have more books at home experience less mental decline as they get older. …
Unlike their smart siblings, mechanical watches can run without batteries or other electronic components. But how? Here is a beautiful article….
The trolley problem is part of almost every introductory course on ethics, and it’s about a vehicle killing people. …
Googler Emma Haruka Iwao has been busy using Google Compute Engine, powered by Google Cloud, to calculate the most accurate value of pi—ever….
Scientists agree that drinking coffee is good for you. That’s good news if, like most Americans, you enjoy coffee….
Marilyn vos Savant was the world’s smartest woman. After she answered the Monty Hall problem, her life became a nightmare….
We’ve curated 22 wonderful math books for you to help make you smarter. Once you’ve delved into these math books, you’ll love math!…
Math curricula are designed to shepherd students toward calculus. Some mathematicians think this path is outdated….
Educators continuously look for new techniques to keep pupils interested and engaged during lessons. Math riddles are a great way to do this!…
Newton’s three Laws of Tennis control the behavior of racquets and balls in most cases. Howard Brody explains the physics behind tennis….
Researchers are pursuing age-old questions about the nature of human thoughts—and learning how to read them….
How you read changes the trajectory of your life? In this article, you’ll explore multiple strategies for getting more out of what you read…
Beethoven had started work on his 10th Symphony but couldn’t finish. Thanks to a team of scientists, Beethoven’s vision will come to life….
In 1931, a 25-year-old Kurt Gödel wrote a proof that turned mathematics upside down. His proof so elegant and funny. …
Scientists built a math model that simulated the launch of a bomb from a virtual volcano and replicated the changing pressures….
How one professor, Federico Ardila-Mantilla changed the culture of mathematics for his students? This is a nice math writing!…
The size of certain infinite sets has been a mystery. But how can an infinity be bigger than another infinity mathematically?…
On November 26, 1949, Einstein published his first proof as an essay which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood….
Report by Niels Bohr of his discussions with Albert einstein over many years on the epistemological implications of quantum theory….
This article is a simplified, informal rundown of how Gödel proved his theorems. Get ready to feel your brain….
At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the only woman in attendance was Marie Curie. Still there are few women in science….
In this beautiful article, math genius Freeman Dyson explains how meeting with Enrico Fermi became a big turning point for him….
Light is all around us, but how much do you really know about the photons speeding past you? There’s more to light than meets the eye….
In early 1970, just a couple of months after Julia Robinson’ 50th birthday, Robinson’s wish came true by Yuri Matiyasevich….
Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books….
Creating a faithful online reproduction of a book considered one of the most beautiful publications ever published is a daunting task….
Alice in Wonderland got its start as a simple story, told by a mathematics professor to a colleague’s daughter. …
Raised by YouTube is a nice long-read that shows how Youtube is weirder—and more globalized—than adults could have expected….
Like any star in its prime, the sun consists mainly of hydrogen atoms fusing two by two into helium, unleashing immense energy in the process….