‘Science and Nature’

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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!

Rock, Paper…Bridge?

June 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Ever walk across a bridge? How about one made of paper, or a stone bridge that makes a big loop? Read on to discover the magnificent math in these bizarre bridges!

Big Fans of Feathers

December 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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One of the coolest things about birds is their feathers. Feathers help birds fly, they keep the bird warm, and in some cases they just look awesome – with peacocks wearing the best feathers of all. And with feet of colorful tail feathers, they sure have reason to strut! Read on to do the math on peacocks and their fancy feathers.