Synchrony is ubiquitous throughout the universe. But physicists’ equations predicted there could also be erratic exceptions marching to their own beat. Now they’ve been spotted in firefly swarms.

The disinformation age is changing what it means to produce fair or balanced reporting.

The assumption that more detail is better is questioned by a new study.

The greatest marathoner of our time just broke his own world record. Is an official marathon run in less than two hours any closer?

Not all students have access to the same level of parental help at home. So why are they judged as if they do? Two scholars probe how educators view students who fail to complete their homework.

A few mathematical tools can help you save cash during the cost of living crisis.

Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.

When the equation 8÷2(2+2)=? is written properly and includes a multiplication sign before the first bracket, the answer is clear.

Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.

Research has shown for more than a century that students fall behind during the summer break. An expert offers six tips on ways to help children keep up their academic skills during the summer.

Our ability to use mathematical modelling is accelerating breakthrough discoveries in health care and biotechnology.

Mathematical model suggests information processing lies at the heart of decision making.

A mathematician explains how language can keep your online accounts safe and pinpoint your location on the planet.

Time out of school erased a year’s worth of schooling for public school learners in South Africa.

The miniature brains of honeybees were able to understand the concepts of odd and even, despite only having 960,000 neurons (compared to 86 billion in humans).

In the absence of mathematical explanations, the universe would be irrational rather than unpredictable.

The brain can count small numbers or compare large ones. But it struggles to understand the value of a single large number. This fact may be influencing how people react to numbers about the pandemic.

A focus on raw intellectual talent may unintentionally create a cutthroat workplace culture. New research suggests women’s preference to avoid that environment may contribute to gender gaps in some fields.

Pi has spawned its own literary style, where the number of letters in consecutive words is dictated by the decimal expansion of pi.

A new database could pave the way for a more fair and consistent way to score slam dunks, a self-described ‘dunk scientist’ says.