## How Animals Got Their Spots and Stripes – According to Math

From the peacock tail and the eyespots of a butterfly, to the evolving camouflage of the chameleon, nature loves patterns

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From the peacock tail and the eyespots of a butterfly, to the evolving camouflage of the chameleon, nature loves patterns

October 4, 2017 — Thomas Woolley and The Conversation US

A detective activity from Science Buddies

September 28, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the Moon’s phases? The answer in all cases is geometry.

September 26, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Proof rests on a surprising link between infinity size and the complexity of mathematical theories

September 16, 2017 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

A geometry science project from Science Buddies

September 7, 2017 — Science Buddies and Ben Finio

What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning *real* math? Keep on reading to find out.

September 2, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

A mathematician and her collaborators figured out how to predict electrons’ behavior by studying the mathematics of waves

August 30, 2017 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

A puzzling project from Science Buddies

August 10, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

The right mix of people who already know one another, of boys and girls--Ramsey numbers may hold the answer

August 2, 2017 — Gary Chartrand, Arthur Benjamin, Ping Zhang and The Conversation US

The brilliant Stanford professor, killed by breast cancer at 40, worked with shapes unconstrained by the real world

July 17, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

How do they work? And how can you turn them into improper fractions? Keep on reading to find out!

July 8, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

How do you quickly calculate 25 percent of a number? Or 33 percent of a number? And how can you quickly calculate percentage increases?

June 28, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Physicists have exploited the laws of quantum mechanics to send information without transmitting a signal. But have they, really?

June 27, 2017 — Joshua Roebke

A team of physicists has revealed why rolling suitcases start rocking from wheel to wheel—and how to avoid that frustrating phenomenon. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 21, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Feds consider “conservation triage” that would let some animals go extinct to save funds for protecting others

June 19, 2017

Mathematics is increasingly integral to biology as more detailed experiments in recent years have led to a huge influx in biological data

June 15, 2017 — Christian Yates and The Conversation UK

The Great Stalacpipe Organ operates by rhythmically striking 37 different stalactites scattered across the 3.5-acre cave

June 9, 2017 — Julia Griffin, Kristin Hugo and PBS NewsHour

With algorithms in hand, scientists try to make U.S. elections more representative

June 7, 2017 — Carrie Arnold and Nature

What does it really mean for a satellite to orbit the Earth? What’s the math behind it? And what’s the math behind the rockets that get those satellites into orbit? Keep on reading to find out!

June 7, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Nadine Gaab, an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Jennifer Zuk, a doctoral student at Harvard University, answer:

May 1, 2017 — Nadine Gaab and Jennifer Zuk

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