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.

A scholar warns that women will continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers unless educators focus on helping girls do better in advanced math courses in high school.

Colleges don’t have to sit by and watch STEM majors leave for other fields. Two Ph.D. biology students share tips for encouraging students to stick with STEM despite the difficulty involved.

Compared to people who aren’t as good at math, people who are better at math are more happy when they have high incomes and less happy when they have lower incomes.

I’m a mathematician whose hobby is origami. It has inspired mathematicians to solve problems once thought impossible, and create folding telescope lenses, airbags and solar panels.

People who struggle with numbers are also likely to struggle in life, new research shows.

Everyone is raving about Adele’s new album ‘30.’ A mathematician muses about the “Adele sequence”: the patterns of numbers in her album name.

Machine learning systems can now aid human intuition to create mathematical conjectures and proofs.

Did humans invent mathematics or does it exist independently?

Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.

Math educators share four ways parents can use counters, like candies or lego pieces, to lead ‘number talks’ that help kids develop an understanding of how numbers are related.

Day 4 of our Understanding Islam series. Knowing the historical contributions of Islam and its influence on other faiths can help counter many assumptions about the religion today.

Calculating pi with unprecedented accuracy has zero scientific usefulness. But as a show of computing muscle and a mathematical curiosity, it’s endlessly intriguing.

Ancient Babylonians achieved a practical application of trigonometry that was massively advanced for the time.

We can fine-tune bacteria using algorithms to help them produce the things we need, from antibiotics to methane.