# mathematics

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Scientists use math to create personalized cancer therapies

December 4, 2019

Scientists are talking about personalized cancer treatment for decades. Each body is different and each cancer case is…

New approach to math gives kids ‘hands-on’ experience with numbers

August 15, 2019

Education experts have noticed that a growing number of children are struggling with number fluency—the ability to reason…

Math Invented for Moon Landing Helps Your Flight Arrive on Time

July 19, 2019

They say the computers on board the Apollo spacecraft were not even as powerful as your smartphone. So,…

Bristol mathematician cracks Diophantine puzzle

April 4, 2019

A mathematician from the University of Bristol has found a solution to part of a 64-year old mathematical…

Researchers factoring in how children learn mathematics

February 11, 2019

Clark, assistant professor of educational psychology, is using functional MRI technology to capture brain activity while children learn…

Share your work for a chance to win $3,000 in the NSF We Are Mathematics Video Competition

November 5, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites anyone involved with NSF-supported work in the mathematical sciences to submit a…

Online multiplayer games help boys to develop better math skills

September 13, 2018

Video games – everyone loved playing them while growing up. They are a great way to spend time…

Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

August 3, 2018

A wildebeest knows when it is outnumbered by a pack of hungry hyenas, thanks to an imprecise, primal…

Bees know that zero is less than one – even children take years to understand that

June 12, 2018

Some animals are capable of understanding numbers, but some numbers are more difficult than others. For example, zero…

Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix

June 6, 2018

Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten – in basic math, reading, even…

Maths sheds light on how living cells ‘think’

May 4, 2018

How does the ‘brain’ of a living cell work, allowing an organism to function and thrive in changing…

Mathematicians devise new model to study endovascular aneurysm sealing

April 12, 2018

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a mathematical model that has the potential to improve the…

More Gender Equality leads to Less Women in STEM, Study Finds

February 25, 2018

With debates on the gender pay gap and the relatively low participation of women in STEM raging on,…

Mathematicians ask: What’s in a ripple?

September 19, 2017

When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, such as a change in pressure or elevation,…

Name of the Laureate of the N.I. Lobachevsky Medal and Prize Announced

September 1, 2017

On August 29, the international jury for awarding the Lobachevsky Medal and Prize “For Outstanding Works in Geometry…

7 ways to help your kids with math homework

May 12, 2017

If you’ve ever had to help your child with math homework, you really appreciate their teachers, who do…

Why some people with autism are good at math? The answer may help thousands

March 31, 2017

There is a common belief that people with autism usually have some kind of ability that most healthy…

Study sheds new light on autism and math

February 7, 2017

While it’s true that a higher rate of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are gifted in math…

What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

January 17, 2017

For the past several years, Jessica Cantlon has been working to understand how humans develop the concept of…

The brain performs feats of math to make sense of the world

August 30, 2016

Even if we find it difficult to calculate complicated probabilities on the spot, our brains constantly carry out…

Watching the Brain Do Math

July 28, 2016

A new Carnegie Mellon University neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving…

Theoretical climbing rope could brake falls

July 6, 2016

University of Utah mathematicians showed it is theoretically possible to design ideal climbing ropes to safely slow falling…

Beautiful fractals help solve ‘wiggly’ problems

July 4, 2016

When Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, he caught his train from Kings Cross, platform 9¾. The idea…

WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

June 15, 2016

Two Rochester professors, Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage, had a bold idea 20 years ago: undergraduate students would…

Translating materials with math

June 9, 2016

The rapidly evolving branches of materials science need mathematics to translate their accumulating knowledge into a common language.…

Researchers Develop New Way to Explore Mathematical Universe

May 11, 2016

An international group of mathematicians at UC San Diego and other institutions has produced a new kind of…

Math without numbers

April 29, 2016

Symbols don’t always have to be part of the equation to understand math, according to cognitive neuroscientist Elizabeth…

A 3,800-year journey from classroom to classroom

April 12, 2016

Thirty-eight hundred years ago, on the hot river plains of what is now southern Iraq, a Babylonian student…

A mathematical advance in describing waves

February 26, 2016

One of the great joys in mathematics is the ability to use it to describe phenomena seen in…

Mathematical model explains huge recurring rainstorms in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans

January 28, 2016

El Niño is fairly well understood, and by now it’s a household word. But another huge system in…

- Can colorful blocks prep preschoolers for a future in math? This study says yes.

September 4, 2018 - New tools reveal prelude to chaos

June 13, 2018 - How maths saves businesses time and money

April 30, 2018 - Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids

January 30, 2018 - Study reveals the hidden ways math helps us in everyday life

July 14, 2017 - Kindergarteners’ Mathematics Success Hinges on Preschool Skills

August 5, 2016 - New Mathematics Accurately Captures Liquids and Surfaces Moving in Synergy

June 14, 2016 - 40-Year Math Mystery and Four Generations of Figuring

May 26, 2016 - A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

May 20, 2016 - Study finds link between handedness and mathematical skills

May 9, 2016 - Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

February 18, 2016 - Basic Ratio Capacity May Serve as Building Block for Math Knowledge

January 22, 2016 - Face Time: Tech Reads Facial Expressions for Autism Symptoms

December 31, 2015 - Mixing Modern Materials? NIST Math App Helps You Manage Your Mashup

December 24, 2015 - Stockpiling proteins

December 7, 2015 - How funny is this word? The ‘snunkoople’ effect

November 30, 2015 - Could maths help improve surgery scheduling in Wales?

November 30, 2015 - Advancing the Design and Modeling of Complex Systems

November 22, 2015 - Discovery of classic pi formula a ‘cunning piece of magic’

November 12, 2015 - New mathematical method reveals structure in neural activity in the brain

October 28, 2015 - Maths network will help solve real-world industry problems

October 27, 2015 - The shape of a pipe dramatically affects how pollutants and other chemicals will spread

October 21, 2015 - Mathematicians find ‘magic key’ to drive Ramanujan’s taxi-cab number

October 16, 2015 - Researchers refine model to predict dangerous errors in cell division

October 1, 2015 - Math and me: Children who identify with math get higher scores

October 1, 2015 - Crunching numbers: Math equations help to build optimal bird wing

September 29, 2015 - Kerstin Kleese van Dam Named Director of Brookhaven Lab’s Computational Science Initiative

September 28, 2015 - New Support for CAMERA to Develop Computational Mathematics for Experimental Facilities Research

September 23, 2015 - New Mathematics Advances the Frontier of Macromolecular Imaging

August 11, 2015 - Model demonstrates link between species’ traits, competitive success, environmental conditions

August 7, 2015 - Sell Your Stuff Like a Pro: When You’re Better Off Listing an Item at a Round Number Price

July 7, 2015 - Statistical Ideas: Games and Monty Hall

June 22, 2015 - Cracking medical mysteries with math

June 19, 2015 - Study: Misperception discourages girls from studying some STEM fields

June 12, 2015 - CandyBot iPad app quickly exceeds expectations

June 9, 2015 - Mathematics: The Beautiful Language of the Universe

June 8, 2015 - Statistical Ideas: Abnormal risks

June 4, 2015 - Maths Saves Lives! Healthcare modellers win innovation award

June 2, 2015 - Cooperation among viral variants helps Hepatitis C survive immune system attacks

May 28, 2015 - To handle big data, shrink it

May 20, 2015 - Mathematics reduces risk of train collision

May 19, 2015 - Mathematical Model Predicts Optimal Use of Antibiotics

May 15, 2015 - Earthquakes expose limits of scientific predictions

May 9, 2015 - New tool cuts cattle transport costs with maths

May 7, 2015 - Mathematics reveals how fluid flow affects bacteria

April 29, 2015 - Simple equation: Moms talking math to preschoolers equals knowledgeable kids

March 20, 2015 - Why Pi? It’s a History Lesson All Its Own

March 18, 2015 - A feat of four-dimensional imagination

March 17, 2015 - The Shape of the Universe

March 10, 2015 - One fractal quantifies another, mathematicians find

March 9, 2015 - An App Which Solves Mathematical Equations

March 9, 2015 - Teacher Prejudices Put Girls Off Math

February 27, 2015 - High school study in maths declining among prospective teachers

February 17, 2015 - Infinity minus infinity: the future of mathematics and technology

February 5, 2015 - New mathematical theory may explain patterns in fingerprints, raisins, and microlenses

February 3, 2015 - Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows

January 27, 2015 - Software teaches computers to translate words to math

January 27, 2015 - Decision cascades in social networks

December 23, 2014 - Mathematicians prove the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture

December 16, 2014 - Assessing scientific research by ‘citation wake’ detects Nobel laureates’ papers

December 15, 2014 - It doesn’t add up: People who say they are good at math, but aren’t

December 10, 2014 - Xinwen Zhu discusses the unifying theory of mathematics

December 9, 2014 - Prime Numbers, Quantum Fields, and Donuts

December 8, 2014 - Finding the simple patterns in a complex world

December 4, 2014 - Carrot or stick? Game-theory can optimize collaboration

December 4, 2014 - Golden Ratio offers unity of science

December 1, 2014 - A numbers game: Math helps to predict how the body fights disease

November 28, 2014 - Passengers boarding airplanes—we’re doing it wrong

November 27, 2014 - Risk analysis for a complex world

November 19, 2014 - Helping students find the magic in math

November 13, 2014

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