‘Science and Nature’

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For Fish Who Like Phones

August 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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These days we take our phones everywhere, which means there’s a greater chance they’ll get lost. So imagine one scuba diver’s surprise after his phone fell into Monterey Bay, and then he got it back weeks later. Read on to find out an even more shocking surprise – and dial up the math in swimming phones!

Party for a Panda

August 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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Everybody likes to celebrate birthdays, so why not let animals join in on the fun? And Jia Jia the panda has a good excuse to party. As the oldest panda living in captivity, she’s had a lot of years to learn how to celebrate! Read on to see what birthday this world-record holder celebrated – and do the math on panda years.

A “Tree” You Can Pop in Your Mouth

July 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Cauliflower is a veggie that looks like broccoli, but comes in way more colors than its green cousin. And when there are that many colors involved, there’s bound to be a ton of math, too! Read on to do the colorful math of cauliflower.

Too Big for Dinner

July 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not unusual to find lobsters in the sea. So why did it make the news when a fisherman caught this one in the Gulf of Maine? Read on to find out – and discover the monster lobster math!

3-Billion Mile Picture-Taking Trip

July 14, 2015 4:00 pm

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Why are we so excited about Pluto today? Read on to find out what (literally) astronomical event is causing a Pluto party – and do the millions of miles of math!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…You?

July 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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People fly on airplanes all the time. But flying on jetpacks? That’s something completely new…and it could be possible as early as a few years from now! Read on to fly through the math of this fantastically futuristic invention.

Wrong Ride for a Raccoon

June 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Raccoons and alligators don’t seem like they’d normally be friends. So why is this raccoon perched on top of this gator? Read on to find out – and do the math!

A Mouthful of Kids

June 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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Why is the gafftopsail one cool cat(fish) of a dad? Read on to find out – and see how the numbers in being a dad really add up!

A Buddy for Sunfish

June 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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What’s the opposite of a sunfish and does it really exist? Read on to find out, and do the underwater math on these odd fish!

A Champion Cheetah

June 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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Think jumping over hurdles is a piece of cake? You’d be surprised by all the on-the-spot math the brain does to get you over that log without landing on your face. Read on to see how a cheetah robot built at MIT does the math to jump over higher and higher hurdles!