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Jan. 01, 2010

One Minute Math Mysteries

Grab your magnifying glass and your slide rule and get ready to solve some mathematical mysteries.

math, education, mysteries

May. 25, 2007

Predicting Popularity: The Math Behind Hit Music

You might think watching a few episodes of 'American Idol' qualifies you to pick the hits -- but could math help record companies score hit singles?

music, math

May. 27, 2011

Are Math Skills Built In To The Human Brain?

Amazonian villagers with no schooling understand basic geometry as well as math-schooled adults.

math geometry brain mathematics

Sep. 14, 2007

Using Math to Track Terrorists

Join guest host Joe Palca in this hour of Science Friday for a look at how mathematicians and computer scientists can help track terrorist activity.

math, terrorism

Sep. 17, 2010

Calculus Diaries

Sure, the math teacher said this stuff was important -- but why?

math calculus

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