Can You Read A Bar Graph?
A psychology study found that bar graphs representing averages were prone to misinterpretation. Plus, how to improve your data literacy.
This Computer Won The 2021 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
A computer program, Dr. Fill, beat the human competition in the 2021 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in just 49 seconds.
Laugh Along At Home With The Ig Nobel Awards
While the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony might seem different this year, its celebration of strange and silly science remains.
How To Make A Pop-Up Book With Engineering
Use geometry to make and measure paper pop-up book mechanisms—from the v-fold to the box layer.
These Amazing STEM Educators Are Going Above And Beyond
Here’s the quick and comforting cup of hope you’re looking for—inspiring educators share STEM lessons and tidbits of wisdom.
Against Impossible Odds, The Warsaw Ghetto Stopped A Typhus Outbreak
Researchers find public health measures likely stopped a second wave of disease under impossible circumstances.
The Man Who Couldn’t See Numbers
A rare disease sheds light on how the human brain processes visual information.
COVID-19 Numbers Are Rising. But How Are Those Numbers Counted?
Changes in how countries are diagnosing infection with the coronavirus can make shifting numbers difficult to interpret.
The Messy Math Of Mammograms
Math biologist Kit Yates breaks down the numbers behind breast cancer screenings—and the serious implications of false positive and negative results.
The Math Behind Big Decision Making
We encounter numbers in our everyday lives that can influence how we make decisions, from growing algal blooms, to cancer treatment, to courtroom verdicts. But what do these numbers really tell us?