1. Math

    Scientists Say: Quartile

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

  2. 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.

  3. Tech

    Phoning in earthquakes

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

  4. Math

    New math: Fail + try again = real learning

    Hands-on instruction by trial and error is gaining traction. Kids really can learn mightily from their mistakes.

  5. Math

    Explainer: Correlation, causation, coincidence and more

    Don’t jump to conclusions from statistics unless you understand correlation, causation, coincidence and confounding factors.

  6. Computing

    These young scientists are passionate about tech and math

    The 2015 Broadcom MASTERS International delegates show why math and computer skills are key to the success of science-fair projects.

  7. Tech

    To really learn, fail — then fail again!

    Hands-on learning through trial and error is becoming more popular in schools. The good news: Mistakes can be very helpful.

  8. Physics

    Science in Hollywood

    Audiences are getting smarter, so the makers of movies, TV shows and video games are responding by enlisting scientists to make everything on screen appear even more authentic.

  9. Computing

    Don’t hold ’em – just fold ’em

    Scientists have designed a problem-solving process that allows a computer to win at a kind of poker. It gives a computer enough knowledge to win against any opponent — eventually.

  10. Computing

    Explainer: What is a computer model?

    Computer models use data, math and computer instructions to predict events in the real world.

  11. Tech

    Drones put spying eyes in the sky

    From keeping tabs on changing landscapes to protecting animals from poachers, scientists are using drones to push their fields forward.

  12. Computing

    Models: How computers make predictions

    They use numbers to model real-world activities. And new insights in math are streamlining models’ design.