Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?
The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?
When divvying something up, there’s more than one way to define what’s fair.
Computer scientists have come up with a bounded algorithm that can fairly divide a cake among any number of people.
The latest effort to overhaul math and science education offers a fundamental rethinking of the basic structure of knowledge. But will it be given time to work?
Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for rewriting our understanding of exotic quantum states on the surfaces of materials.
Insights about time’s arrow from a liquid crystal universe.
The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art.
A camera lens often used by wildlife and sports photographers has helped astronomers learn about dark matter and galaxy formation.
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