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How did we come to divide the hour into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds? These smaller divisions of time have been in practical use for only about 400 years, but they were vital to the advent of modern science.
When you come across a story that asks who views more porn, those in red states or those in blue states , well you have to read on.
Most people probably don't think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing track.
It's easy to label someone as a picky eater if they seem generally fussy or unadventurous when it comes to food.
Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March. The numbers released Friday morning represent a 0.1 percent increase in the jobless rate over February and a slight setback in the forward movement of the state's economy.
KentuckyFC writes: "Typeface design is something of an art. For many centuries, this art has been constrained by the materials available to typographers, mainly lead and wood.
Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Friday.
More crime has been reported on Eastern Michigan University's daily crime logs as EMU's Department of Public Safety has expanded its patrol borders.
The next time you're about to sneeze or cough, be sure to bury your face in the crook of your arm to block the billowing gas cloud that's about to shoot out.
The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.
It's negligence, or worse, when an investment manager's innovative-looking strategy is the result of too much quantitative trial-and-error.
Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with the most suicides and areas where impoverished farmers are trying to grow crops that suffer from wild price fluctuations due to India's relatively recent shift to free market economics.
Recall that in 2011, the Census Bureau decided to eliminate "The Statistical Abstract of the United States," first published in 1878.
It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.
If you're planning to change careers to become a lumberjack or newspaper reporter, then you have an uphill battle.
Karen has been one of the first people to participate in MSDN Translation Wiki. Following are his responses to our prodding questions: " I graduated from Informatics and Applied Mathematics faculty at Yerevan State University in 2008, and begun practicing as a web-developer in 2010.