The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex…

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 was awarded jointly to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan…

Thank the Babylonians, not Pythagoras, for trigonometry

Most every kid learns a² + b² = c² in math. Pythagoras, right? Wrong. Babylonians used…

The Math of a Crumpled Piece of Paper Is Insanely Important.

Your balled-up receipt contains multitudes.  Mathematicians at Harvard University recently discovered paper crumples in some surprisingly predictable patterns. …

Why Heron’s Aeolipile Is One of History’s Greatest Forgotten Machines

Nearly 1,800 years before the start of the Industrial Revolution, an ancient engineer by the name…

Carbon-carbon covalent bonds far more flexible than presumed

A Hokkaido University research group has successfully demonstrated that carbon-carbon (C-C) covalent bonds expand and contract…

Explainer: Rainbows, fogbows and their eerie cousins

With a little water and a glimmer of light, crazy sky displays can emerge, day or…

Fibonacci Sequence

The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,…