1. Computing

    Your head’s battery

    Fluids in the inner ear can actually power an electronic device, such as an implant.

  2. Math

    Hitting streaks spread success

    For baseball players who want to increase their batting success, a new study offers this tip: Get on a team with a slugger.

  3. Math

    Cool Jobs: Math as entertainment

    At DreamWorks Animation (and previously at another company called Digital Domain) Nafees Bin Zafar creates software used to make the special effects in motion pictures — and sometimes cartoons — look as realistic as possible.

  4. Math

    Math for hungry birds

    Seabird traces patterns while searching for food.

  5. Brain

    Teaching Math, teaching anxiety

    Teachers' math worries could affect students' performance.

  6. Math

    Shuffling shenanigans

    A magician-turned-mathematician figures out how many times to shuffle a deck of cards before playing Old Maid

  7. Math

    Calculating crime

    New math tools could help cops find robbers.

  8. Computing

    Troubles with Hubble

    Just before a planned repair mission, the space telescope went quiet.

  9. Math

    Math and our number sense

    Not all math skills are learned in the classroom. Some of them come naturally.

  10. Math

    Play for Science

    Computer scientists are developing programs to win popular games. In the process, they are developing solutions for other, more serious, puzzles.

  11. Math

    Math Naturals

    Kindergartners can solve relatively complex addition and subtraction problems if allowed to use their intuitive grasp of approximate quantities.

  12. Math

    How to Slice a Cake Fairly

    Mathematicians work out a fairer way for two people to share cake.