Pi is at the center of all circles.
We know pi appears when we talk about circles. But it appears in many other places, too. Why, pi, why?
The U.S. oil industry is in the doldrums, but there’s not much the next (or current) president can do about it.
The next president will have little power to slow the growth of renewable energy, sliding oil prices or coal's decline.
Introducing a child to the wonder of 3D printing.
Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
As 3D printing gets cheaper and easier to use, what might children - the next generation of innovators - make?
When we’re flooded with images, how much of their content do we retain?
Penelope Umbrico, '541,795 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr (Partial) 01/23/06,' 2006-ongoing, detail, 2500 4 inch x 6 inch c-prints. Courtesy Mark Moore Gallery and Bruce Silverstein Gallery.
Snapping and sharing photographs has never been easier. But being inundated with images can have a host of unintended consequences, from heightened anxiety to impaired memory.
Women read Zika virus flyers at the departures area of Santiago’s international airport, January 28, 2016.
Models based on where the mosquitoes that transmit Zika are found and human travel patterns to and from infected areas are key to predicting where the virus will spread.
Why do immigrant kids perform poorly in school?
School and teacher attitudes have a lot to answer for when it comes to the achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant children.
Are today’s drivers yesterday’s horses?
Winton Motor Carriage Company
Five million people work in the U.S. transportation sector. It's unclear where they'll end up as driverless technology takes off.
Will your share of the income pie get bigger or smaller in 2016?
Apple pie via www.shutterstock.com
Three of our regular writers offer their thoughts on the key economic issues and themes in the new year.
Pleasure at the table, pleasure in life.
If New Year's resolutions have you in an abstemious mindset when it comes to enjoyment these days, consider a pleasure recalibration based on 'l'éducation du gout.'
Trump calls for a ban on Muslims entering the US.
Thomas Jefferson would disagree with Trump's call to bar one religious group from entering the country. But that's not to say that Trump's idea isn't anything new in American history.
Artist’s depiction of the newly discovered Jupiter-like planet orbiting the star HD 32963.
Jupiter had a big influence on how our solar system's planets formed. New research – led by a high school student – tried to nail down how rare Jupiter analogs really are in other planetary systems.
Are textbooks having an impact on the framing of race issues?
Textbook language can influence thinking. So, what do some textbooks say on issues of race?
Even if Exxon eludes charges in New York, the attorney general’s investigation sends a message on corporate accountability.
Until now, the legal system has tolerated corporate deceptions of the public but New York state's investigation into Exxon on climate could start to rewrite the rules.
Unmanned rocket explodes moments after launch.
Cheap, affordable space travel would be revolutionary. Chances are, when it comes, it won't rely on the brute force approach of rockets.
Who will stand out after Wednesday’s debate?
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
When does disciplining kids work?
What happens when kids are put through harsh disciplinary measures?
Why is there so much attention being paid to ‘word gap’?
Teachers often view vocabulary building as the most important aspect of education. In reality, there are lots of other early learning experiences that children need to develop.
A line is drawn in Roseburg, Oregon, Oct. 2, 2015.
The shooting in Oregon hit close to home in Texas, where the governor recently signed a law allowing guns in college classrooms.
Tens of thousands protest in Malaysia, including members of the country’s indigenous Orang Asli community.
Two million Malaysian immigrants live in countries around the world. That's not stopping them from being involved with politics back home.
Classroom image via www.shutterstock.com.
Sex ed curricula that tie premarital sex to shame are especially unhelpful, and even harmful, for youth who have been sexually abused.