### 19 Brilliant Facts About Albert Einstein

Once a simple patent clerk, Albert Einstein changed the world with his theories of special and general relativity.

Once a simple patent clerk, Albert Einstein changed the world with his theories of special and general relativity.

Ever wonder why there are 5280 feet in a mile?

Apple’ s iPad is a versatile computing device that has pretty much anything a user could ever want—except a standard calculator. Here’ s why.

If the Golden Ratio is your metric, the most beautiful city in the world is in Italy.

Numbers are hard.

Fibonacci developed his theory based on rabbit population growth, but you'll find the golden ratio in everything from flowers to outer space.

You don't need a ton of algebra knowledge to solve this math problem from MIT's 1876 entrance exam, but it helps.

It's entirely possible the bee buzzing around in your yard is slightly better at math than you are.

Adults are stumped. And they’re not happy about it.

The last week of February is packed with palindromes, the most anticipated of which is 2/22/22, or "Twosday."

From really expensive NFTs to newly discovered shipwrecks to the latest developments in the world of K-Pop, here are a few things we learned in 2021.

Plug a measurement into the Omni Calculator's Weird Units Converter and it will tell you what it is in Empire State Buildings, spaghetti strands, blue whales, and more.

If you grind your coffee beans too finely, you may not be getting the most out of the product, according to one study.

The modern chess set is named after Howard Staunton, a chess master who popularized its use. But his lasting contribution to sports might be in one that wasn’t even invented by the time he died in 1874.

The unusual fractional price has roots in the Great Depression. It's also playing you for kind of a sucker.

Whether your kid is into robots, chemistry, or the wonders of slime, these STEM toys will make playtime more engaging.

A cargo craft delivering supplies to the International Space Station has been named after Katherine Johnson, the influential "human computer" who helped send the first Americans to space.

Earth may be the most precious place we know, but it isn't priceless. We know because one scientist did the math.

Barcode scanners don’t need to register the number below the barcode, but it can tell you a lot about a product.

It took University of Texas grad student Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to write a proof that solved the famous Conway Knot.

The National Museum of Mathematics is closed, but it's keeping people active by sending them math brainteasers every Sunday.

It's not a myth: William Shakespeare really did write 'King Lear' during the plague. From Edvard Munch to Isaac Newton, here are a few more people who made the most of being isolated.

Happy leap year! You can thank Julius Caesar and his buddies for bringing them to Europe more than 2000 years ago.

The stats indicate that practice doesn’t always make perfect when it comes to mid-sized meteorological rodents.