1. Computing

    Two numbers set a record — and not just for being book length

    Twin primes are prime numbers that differ by just 2. The largest known twins have just been discovered — each 388,342 digits long!

  2. Brain

    Out-of-whack body clock causes more than sleepiness

    When the body’s “clock” doesn’t match the cues its getting from outside, people can feel bad. Researchers are using math to explain this “circadian-time sickness.”

  3. Physics

    Math predicts weird materials; leads to 2016 physics Nobel

    The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics will go to three researchers that have made discoveries about exotic states of matter.

  4. Computing

    Self-designed tattoos are fashionable technology

    Researchers have created do-it-yourself temporary tattoos. They’re a fashion-forward way to control electronic devices.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Don’t use dinner-table spoons for liquid medicines!

    Kids are safer when parents use precise tools to measure liquid medicines. Switching from teaspoons to metric tools could help, a new study finds.

  6. Math

    Scientists Say: Y-axis

    The bars on a graph tell you nothing unless you know what they mean. The lines on the sides can let you know.

  7. Math

    Scientists Say: X-axis

    The bars on a graph tell you nothing unless you know what they mean. The lines on the sides can let you know.

  8. Science & Society

    U.S. grasp of science is improving — but there’s a catch

    Americans’ grasp of science is improving. But a new study shows that adults’ scores can vary depending on how questions are phrased.

  9. Planets

    Hunt is on for new Planet Nine

    Lots of clues point to the likelihood that a mystery planet lurks in the outer suburbs of our solar system. Math and the screening of old photos may turn it up.

  10. Math

    Scientists Say: Quartile

    A quartile might sound like a fourth. But that’s not quite what it is.

  11. Brain

    Parents’ math anxiety can ‘infect’ kids

    A study of first- and second- graders found that kids whose parents fear math learn less math at school ¬— but only when parents help with homework.

  12. Tech

    Phoning in earthquakes

    Sensors in your internet-connected phone, tablet or personal computer could help detect earthquakes more quickly and reliably.