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Take a Bite out of the Math of Math

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, tenured in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. and currently Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago talks about her new book How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics      ...

June 2, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Clara Moskowitz

Learning Anatomy with Candy

Medical student Michael McCormick makes diagrams of organs, tissues, and molecules made from candies, cookies, and fruit as candyanatomy on Instagram. ...

May 31, 2015 — Katie McKissick

Mummy Mavens Unwrap Preservation Methods

In 1994 researchers made a mummy. Now scientists have reverse engineered the process to figure out how it's done, with the mummy makers still around to tell them how they did. Cynthia Graber reports  ...

May 27, 2015 — Cynthia Graber

First Woman MLBer Will Probably Pitch

Contemporary women's baseball chronicler Jennifer Ring says the fastest women pitchers currently hit speeds in the 80s (mph) and it keeps going up. Steve Mirsky reports  

May 19, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

The Equation for a Happy Mother's Day

What's the most important holiday in May? Obviously it's Mother's Day. But did you know there's an equation that can help you celebrate Mom? Keep on reading to find out what it is!

May 6, 2015 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Effective Communication, Better Science

Science communication is part of a scientist's everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others.

February 24, 2015 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

3 Super Bowl Fun Facts

Want to amaze your friends at that Super Bowl party you're going to? All you have to do is hit 'em with some Super Bowl math fun facts. Keep on reading to learn what they are!

January 28, 2015 — Math Dude Jason Marshall
The Influential Murals (Really!) of Scientific American Founder Rufus Porter

The Murals of Scientific American Founder Rufus Porter

Perhaps the tweet below from editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina last weekend shouldn’t have been a surprise. After all, I knew that Rufus Porter, founding editor and publisher of Scientific American, was a well-rounded fellow...

January 23, 2015 — Jen Christiansen
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