
Pulsar Heavyweight Champ Challenges Einstein
The densest objects in the universe have a new heavyweight champion: a pulsar so small that it could nearly...
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A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity
Carson C. Chow deploys mathematics to solve the everyday problems of real life. As an investigator at the National...

Formula Follows the Evolution of Writing Styles
How does literary style evolve? Surprisingly, clues lie in words with seemingly little meaning, such as “to” and “that”....

Plastic Debris Found Littering Ocean
There’s far more little bits of plastic in the ocean than previous studies have indicated, according to new research....

Girls Do Have a Math Problem: Teacher Bias
Bias on the part of high school math teachers is hampering girls who want to study mathematics, an analysis...

LHC is Back With Big Energy Boost
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is operating again after its winter break. At the beginning of April, opposing stable...

Rutgers Professor Wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of Mathematics
Order and reason are a mathematicianâ€™s tools. In the hands of a very select few, however, those tools can...

Algorithm Finds When a Zigzag Path Is Quickest
A zigzag path can be quicker than a straight line when travelling underwater, due to constantly changing currents that...

Neutrinos May Still Have Broken Light Barrier – Or Not
Neutrinos which appeared to have undermined a basic law of the universe by exceeding the speed of light might...

You Can’t Do the Math Without the Words
Most people learn to count when they are children. Yet surprisingly, not all languages have words for numbers. A...