‘Science and Nature’

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The Cuddliest Octopus

June 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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“Cute” isn’t usually the first word you think of to describe an octopus. But this flapjack octopus is definitely an exception! Read on to see how the cuteness adds up for this eight-legged friend.

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!

Goats on the Loose

June 24, 2015 4:00 pm

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Why did 800 goats cross the road? To continue eating and mowing grass at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, of course! Read on to do the math on just how much work these goats do to keep the grounds looking gorgeous.

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!

Putting the Fun in Fungus

June 17, 2015 4:00 pm

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Think mushrooms are plain, boring vegetables you put on your pizza? Think again! Read on to see how some mushrooms add the fun to fungus – and do the mushroom math.

A Teeny Friend for Bambi

June 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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When something is teeny, it’s especially cute…including deer! Read on to meet the pudu, a tiny relative of the deer that only reaches 12 inches high – and do the miniature math.

A Real Ear-ful

June 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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Biting into an ear of corn is like biting into a whole bunch of math. And what better way to celebrate Corn on the Cob Day than to see how the numbers in corn add up? Read on to do the corny math and look at corn in a whole new way!

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!