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Nature vs nurture debate for exam grades

London - A child’s genetics influences high school exam results more than than school or family environment, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, inventor of the Braille math code, dies at 94

Nemeth Code is the code for mathematics and scientific notation in North America. It's regularly taught as a form of Braille study, bringing new independence into student's lives. The creator of this life-changing code died today.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Treegonometry — How to decorate the perfect Christmas tree

Sheffield - It’s an annual problem as seasonal as Jingle Bells – spend ages decorating the Christmas tree, stand back to admire it then find garlands hanging forlornly and Christmas tree lights, dense on one side and sparse on the other. Now a solution exists.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Michigan State professor goes berserk, strips naked in class

Lansing - A Michigan State University professor was taken into protective custody after he stripped naked in front of his class and began shouting unintelligibly in the school hallway.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Sir Isaac Newton’s Theology and Eschatology

Today, Sir Isaac Newton is famous for his scientific achievements. He redeveloped physics for the Western world during the 17th century. His discovery of the gravitational laws dominated physics before Einstein’s special and general relativity theory.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar

Slavery math assignment causes parents outrage

Norcross - Several parents of elementary school children in Gwinnet County, Georgia were shocked and outraged when their children brought home from school math homework assignment that had word problems referring to slavery and beating of slaves.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 24 comments

Physicists develop mathematical model that predicts tumour growth

Heidelberg - According to an article in New Scientist magazine, physicists have developed a mathematical model which shows how tumours evolve.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment

Op-Ed: AAAS science website great for students & teachers hypothetically

Science is a driving force in our society today. There could be none of the great achievements that mankind has made without science as a foundation. But how can students learn about science online?
In the Media by Justin Goodwins - 2 comments

Nearly 25 percent of US army applicants fail entrance exams

A disturbing new study underscores the state of the US education system - finding that almost 25 percent of army applicants cannot meet standardized test requirements posed by military recruiters.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Israeli professor wins top math medal

A Fields Medal is the equivalent of a Nobel Prize when it comes to mathematics. The medal is only given out every four years. This year one win is Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In the Media by KJ Mullins
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Flocks of birds, schools of fish, and groups of any other living organisms might have a mathematical function in...
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