Topic: Mathematics

February 2, 2016 Babylonian Astronomers - Scientists uncover the lost astronomical calculations of the Babylonians.
October 12, 2015 Parents, Kids & Math - An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.
June 11, 2015 Counting Crows - Crows display impressive math prowess, using brain regions entirely different from those of mammals.
November 6, 2014 Mountain Legacy Project - Scientists are using the science of computer vision to document climate change in the Rocky Mountains.
March 26, 2014 Odor Discrimination - The human nose may be capable of distinguishing one trillion unique odors.
February 25, 2014 Kidney Donation Math - Computer matching can make more donated kidneys available to those who need them.
January 31, 2014 Detecting Fish - An image processing algorithm helps find fish in a sea of data.
October 23, 2013 Mountain Legacy Project - Scientists are using the science of computer vision to document climate change in the Rocky Mountains.
July 4, 2013 Math & Music History - Compositions from different periods in music history have different mathematical properties.
June 18, 2013 Precise Negotiations - Using precise numbers may give you an advantage in negotiations.
May 7, 2013 Numeral Hotspot - Scientists have discovered the area of the brain dedicated to recognizing numerals.
April 16, 2013 Carnivorous Plant Food Webs - Each carnivorous pitcher plant contains a unique food web, depending on what falls in.
December 18, 2012 The DNA Eaters - A group of microscopic animals get 10% of their active genes by eating the DNA of other species.
December 17, 2012 Flu Forecasting - Flu forecasts may soon become a news staple.
November 30, 2012 Podcast for 30 November 2012 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Are kids naturally stingy? Why children's self-control could depend on the adults around them. And why math anxiety "hurts". Also: What monsters from Dungeons & Dragons can tell us about the importance of eyes.
November 15, 2012 Painful Math Anxiety - Areas of the brain normally associated with physical pain are activated when people with math anxiety think about doing math.
August 6, 2012 When More is Less - New research suggests that we’re prone to think a package deal is a better value if quantity is listed before price.
June 19, 2012 Wide Angle Mirror - A mathematician has designed a wide-angle driver's side mirror that doesn't distort shapes.
March 16, 2012 Podcast for 16 March 2012 - SCIENCE OF SOCIETY - Do wealthier people tend to have fewer scruples? The social costs of mass incarceration. Seeing-eye smartphones for the blind. And, new evidence calls an accepted tenet of science into question. Also: how to make plastic from plants.
January 9, 2012 Counting Pigeons - New research suggests that pigeons, like monkeys, can count.
November 29, 2011 Posture & Numbers - People tend to underestimate numbers when they lean to the left, and overestimate them when they lean to the right.
September 15, 2011 Sex & Spatial Thinking - Gender differences in spatial reasoning abilities may be strongly influenced by culture.
March 10, 2011 Star Distance - Astronomers calculate the distance to the furthest stars by comparing them to stars they know.
March 3, 2010 Teaching Math Anxiety - Female teachers may pass their own math anxiety to the girls they teach.
February 12, 2010 Slime Engineers Roundup - Slime molds inspire mass transit planners.
February 4, 2010 Value of Most - English speakers agree on a surprisingly narrow numerical value for the word "most."
January 29, 2010 Podcast - Sleeping birds, sperm wars, looking for water on distant planets, and the value of "most".
December 15, 2009 Accounting Fraud Alert - A new algorithm looks for accounting fraud by analyzing non-financial statistics.
July 13, 2009 Virtual Sounds - New computer programs generate real-time, accurate sounds for virtual-reality events.
July 3, 2009 Podcast - Dinosaurs get re-sized, why we favor a biased media, people who never forget a face and more.
April 23, 2009 Star Distance II - Astronomers calculate the distance to the furthest stars by comparing them to stars they know.
April 22, 2009 Star Distance I - Astronomers use a concept called parallax to calculate the distance to the nearest stars.
April 10, 2009 Podcast - How to calculate the distance of stars, new uses for old rocks in the fight against global warming, and why video games might actually be good for your vision.
October 1, 2008 Number Sense - Kids with good "number sense" do better in math class.
August 21, 2008 Antikythera Mechanism - An ancient astronomical calculator had a dedicated calendar for the Olympics and other games.
July 17, 2008 Seeing in STEREO - Solar physicists see the sun in 3-D with NASA's STEREO Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory.
June 27, 2008 Podcast - COMPUTERS & BIOLOGY: Both bacteria and beetles promise to speed up computing, a computer game that could lead to a cure for deadly diseases, and more.
June 25, 2008 Bacterial Computing - Bacteria may be the backbone of some future supercomputers.
June 20, 2008 Math Roundup - A large international study suggests that girls only lag behind boys in math achievement in cultures where gender inequality remains a problem.
May 5, 2008 Most Powerful Laser - The world's most powerful laser can create miniature stars right in the laboratory.
March 6, 2008 Brainwaves & Schizophrenia - Mental illness alters brainwaves during neural processing.
March 3, 2008 Brain Geometry - When we hallucinate, what we see may actually be the architecture of our own brains.
February 21, 2008 Oscar Nods - Working with big names helps get you an Oscar nomination, but knowing Academy voters doesn't.
November 23, 2007 DNA Music Roundup - DNA is more than just an instruction manual for life. In fact, genes may actually function more like a well-orchested symphony.
November 20, 2007 Bus Schedule Math - Engineers have developed a mathematical algorithm for optimizing bus schedules.
November 16, 2007 Podcast - A snail hides in plain sight. A high-speed continental collision. And what fossils tell us about future extinctions.
November 14, 2007 Knot Physics - Physicists study how headphone cords tie themselves in knots.
August 9, 2007 Hill-Climbing Robots - Scientists are teaching a robot how to climb hills.
July 20, 2007 Podcast - How the solar system formed, determining the standard for the kilogram, how brain damage affects art, cancer drugs from trees, protecting ports with underwater using sound.
March 16, 2007 Podcast - Why rainbows are round (yes, round), ultraviolet light is an aphrodesiac to jumping spiders, getting rid of interior rattles in cars, senior citizens are less reliable crime eyewitnesses, and why some medical studies are more likely to get refuted.