Use the power of math to (mildly) amaze your kids.... READ ON
The odds are 1 in 1,296. We can do this!... READ ON
We’ve seen how the “Generate Line” feature at rap lyric writing tool RapPad can bring about unexpected poetry when paired with famous first lines from literature, but these serendipitous paths through form and meaning can be found in hard sciences as well. For the STEM crowd, here are 12 pairings of rap lyrics and postulates that drop science while dropping science.... READ ON
We celebrate the 11th day of every month by publishing a bunch of '11 lists.' Chris Higgins rounded up 11 big ideas and the people they're named for.... READ ON
Almost 40 years after the 1975 Metric Conversion Act, the head of the U.S. Metric Program explains why change is hard.... READ ON
While we’ve seen librarians and scientists with tattoos, there is still a bit of a stigma against teachers coming into school with full sleeves of ink.... READ ON
In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Edsger Dijkstra, who died at 72 in 2002. ... READ ON
Orson Welles' last role was the voice of "Unicron" in the 1986 Transformers movie.