This year for Math Poetry month, I read Proportions of the Heart: Poems that Play with Mathematics, a collection of poems by Emily Grosholz.
Later this month, people will be gathering at museums and schools around the world to build giant Menger sponges as part of a global fractal extravaganza called MegaMenger.
A new approach to the decades-old problem of quantum gravity goes back to basics and shows how the building blocks of space and time pull themselves together
Africa's second-most endangered predator breaks out of the reserves created to protect it. Now, biologists are finding that it's own urine can be used to contain it
Light microscopy reveals hidden marvels of the natural world
A single mathematical function explains how both a sheet of paper and a developing brain folds
The Asian cousins of North America's tree-munching gypsy moths are crossing the Pacific on cargo ships and could establish a beachhead in the U.S.
Art and science are often thought of as disparate entities, drawing on different strengths and different ways of thinking. This is surely true, but the disciplines also share patterns of thought and essential characteristics.
Can science keep mushroom farmers from stinking up the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?
Astronomers have discovered variable stars that periodically dim and brighten at frequencies close to the famed golden mean
Czech "Science Is Beautiful" photo and illustration competition explores the wondrous worlds discovered via scientific investigation
Rehabbing soldiers, seniors and surgery patients alike find comfort in a gravity-negating treadmill inspired by efforts to keep astronauts healthy and strong during extended orbital missions
Katie Steckles is a math communicator based in Manchester, England. Laura Taalman is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University who has been on leave to work first as the Mathematician-in-Residence at the Museum of Mathematics in New York City, and now as Senior Product Manager for Education at the 3D-printer company MakerBot in Brooklyn. Both [...]