Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to…

Math Fears Could Be Genetically Influenced, Shows Study

A large portion of the human population knows the fear of math, that stomach-rumbling anxiety encountered when numbers blur into a jumble as the only correct solution to an equation is demanded. For many these fears may stem from early…

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in…

Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate

The elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December put gun control back in the American political spotlight. Since that time, passionate people on both sides of the gun debate have been arguing the merits of stricter gun laws. Now,…

“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83

A woman who was nicknamed the “human computer” for her incredible math skills has died of respiratory illness. She was 83. Shakuntala Devi became famous as a child while traveling with her father’s circus, astounding the people of India with…

Leonhard Euler, Mathematics Pioneer, Honored with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Leonhard Euler, the Swiss mathematician known for his prolific works in many mathematical fields, including calculus and many areas of physics. Euler is known for introducing most modern mathematical terminology and notation. Euler was born on…

A Simple Demonstration on Why You’ll Never Pick the Perfect NCAA Bracket

With the NCAA Tournament fast approaching, people are beginning to fill out their brackets with the hopes of stunning their office buddies with the perfect pick of all 63 games. Too bad it’s simply not going to happen for you.…

You Really Only Need to Know 39 Digits of Pi [VIDEO]

Pi has currently been calculated to over 10 trillion (10^13) digits. But really, 39 is all you need, as the following video demonstrates. “You only need 39 digits of pi to be able to measure the circumference of the observable…

Play Portal on Your Graphing Calculator, Because Why Not

I have fond memories of pretending to perform algebraic equations while instead playing awesome calculator games on my couple hundred-dollar TI-83. Anyone who took a semi-advanced math class in high school or college probably shares some of these same memories.…

Here’s Why You Should Always Switch to Door #2 [VIDEO]

Our favorite science/math illustrators are back today with a easy-to-understand breakdown of exactly why you should switch to door number two. Today, AsapSCIENCE tackles the Monty Hall problem – the classic questions that stems from the game show “Let’s Make…

Google Just Got A Lot Better At Math

If you ever use Google to solve math problems, you may start using it even more now. If you didn’t use Google to solve math problems, you may want to consider starting. Google has launched a new scientific calculator feature,…

Women In Science & Math: Where Are They?

Girls may be more precocious than boys when it comes to getting good marks in the classroom, but somehow that doesn’t lead to most of these girls pursuing careers in the fields of science and math in their adult life.…

Most Americans Doubt U.S. Will Be On Top by 2020

More than half of likely voters doubt that the United States will be the No. 1 world leader in science, technology and health care by the year 2020, according to a new national public opinion poll commissioned by ResearchAmerica [pdf…

Pi Day Sweeps The Internet: Anybody Hungry For Math?

On behalf of math geeks, science lovers, and purveyors of questionable “holidays” everywhere, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated once a year, on March 14th, as the date aligns with the first few…

Wolfram Alpha Hints ‘Biggest Change Ever’ Coming To Site

If you’ve ever needing to do some quick math and didn’t have a calculator handy, Wolfram Alpha was there. If you ever need to know about Na22 isotope in a hurry, Wolfram Alpha was there. If your dire need to…

Google As A Graphing Calculator

Google has introduced some graphing calculator functionality to its search results. “Students and math lovers can now plot mathematical functions right on the search result page,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Just type in a function and you’ll see an…

Tau Day Sweeps The Internet, Gets Its Own Soundtrack

It all started when Dr. Michael Hartl suggested that the cake pi is a lie last year. Hartl put “The Tau Manifesto” online last year, just in time for Tau Day, which is June 28th. Or 6 – 28. More…