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Math, Art, and Origami at MIT
A father-and-son team study the science -- and art -- of folding
Weighing the Costs
Findings complicate debates over nuclear reactors, GM crops
Random Screening as Accurate as Racial Profiling
A new study finds a better alternative to the both for finding the naughty among the nice
How to Predict Tomorrow’s Hit Songs Today
The next big thing in music was typically predicted by a talent scout’s “gut” reaction. Now they may have some competition from an unlikely source
If a Train Leaves New York at 5pm . . . Will it Teach a Kid Math?
Scientists take another look at how mathematics is learned and stumble upon some provocative findings
Statheads Speak: Derek Jeter, You Stink!
Despite the three gold gloves, multiple forms of statistical analysis show that "the Captain" is the worst-fielding shortstop in the Majors
PopSci’s 6th Annual Brilliant Ten
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Pop CSI: How Science Conquered TV
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it...