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Aug. 11, 2016 — A new study identifies factors that could lead more young students to successful careers in the science, technology, engineering and math ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results, according to new research. But school students who visit Facebook or chat sites every day are more likely to fall ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Scientists use mathematical modeling to simulate human mesenchymal stem cell delivery to a damaged heart and found that using one sub-set of these ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, accounting for 26% of all malignancies in women. Mathematical modeling can play an important role in predicting the course of disease and supporting ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers are working to find new methods of protecting against the "fingerprinting" of personal computers – and are now giving members of the community the chance to see firsthand their own ... read more

July 13, 2016 — It's no secret that Calculus I is a major hurdle in the quest for a science degree. But, according to a new paper, the class is far more likely to discourage women than men from continuing on in ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Travelers frequently report experiencing a significantly slower jet lag recovery after an eastward vs. westward flight. While some are quick to dismiss this complaint as ... read more

July 7, 2016 — When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists ... read more

July 7, 2016 — A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by scientists. Making up 95 percent of our universe, these ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Mathematicians have shown it is theoretically possible to design ideal climbing ropes to safely slow falling rock and mountain climbers like brakes decelerate a car. They ... read more

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Aug. 18, 2016 — A new study investigates and generalizes several well-known results from Extension theory of operators. In a new doctoral dissertation, a researcher has been able to improve a couple of classical ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A computational science doctoral student has successfully tied a new mathematical modeling process to the study of ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed a new mathematical model to investigate how a population's spatial structure affects the evolution of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that preschoolers who better process words associated with numbers and understand the quantities associated with these words are more likely to have success with math when ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Pipelines that carry capsules containing almost any type of freight over long distances have the potential to become an important, cost-effective and environmentally friendly form of transportation. ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions. The study could provide a big leap forward in ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Topological insulators behave like insulators at their core and allow good conductivity on their surface. They owe their characteristics to a new quantum state within the material discovered in 2007 ... read more

June 28, 2016 — A math professor has developed a scientific model to address the various ways the Zika virus proliferates. The study reveals that mosquito control should remain the most important mitigation method ... read more

June 24, 2016 — A scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Policies placing first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math directly into college-level quantitative courses, with additional support, can increase student success, according to a ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new statistical technique that can help scientists determine causation of effects they are studying. This method can help scientists advance research that otherwise would ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Blackjack players who hold high-value cards tend to glance fleetingly to the right, whereas those with a lower-value hand do so spontaneously to the left. This is according to research on aspects of ... read more

June 21, 2016 — An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil ... read more

June 17, 2016 — A long-running debate among traffic engineers has been resolved by researchers who have discovered that two seemingly very different models of traffic flow in cities actually have similar underlying ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Natural selection favors people who help close kin at their own expense: It can increase the odds the family’s genes are passed to future generations. But why assist distant relatives? Mathematical ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, researchers boosted kindergarteners' arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick ... read more

June 14, 2016 — The natural process of teaching mathematics to one another gives kids the chance to explore and construct a deeper understanding of their social and physical worlds, a new study ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Sixth grade students with lower mathematical ability perform better on complex arithmetic problems if they write down their ... read more

June 10, 2016 — A new mathematical framework allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics coupled to interface motion at unprecedented detail. The framework, called "interfacial gauge methods" rewrites the ... read more

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- What makes individuals nasty or nice? Mathematical model explains
- Should first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math take college-level quantitative courses instead?

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- New statistical approach will help researchers better determine cause-effect
- Gamble on your opponent's gaze if you want to win
- Understanding rogue ocean waves may be simple after all

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- Walking, talking behaviors may help predict epidemics, trends
- Mystery of the initial mass function solved

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- Calculating the mechanics of a rough sphere
- First 3-D mathematical model of uterine contractions created
- Child's play: Australia's newest roboticists see eye-to-eye with R2-D2

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- Identification of a network of brain regions involved in mathematics
- Girls from progressive societies do better at math, study finds

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

- Math, not skin, may be a better way to help researchers test consumer products, study shows
- Exploring the mathematical universe

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- Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women's attitudes toward STEM
- Hard mathematical problems as basis for new cryptographic techniques

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- Computer-assisted approaches as decision support systems serving to combat the Zika virus
- Maths could help search and rescue ships sail more safely in heavy seas

Thursday, March 17, 2016

- New technique wipes out unwanted data
- Students as teachers effective in STEM subjects
- Computer models simulate stem cell transplant recovery

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- Model perfect: Researchers document new approach to dealing with uncertainties in mathematical models
- Method to safely share password data

Friday, February 19, 2016

- New mathematical model explains variability in mutation rates across the human genome
- Powerful tool predicts wave behavior at all depths of sea

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- Technique helps predict likelihood of migraines in concussion patients
- New model could solve inventory problem for retailers

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- The world's greatest literature reveals multifractals and cascades of consciousness
- New reconstruction method improves facial recognition for forensic purposes

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

- New SIR-Network Model helps predict dengue fever epidemic in urban areas
- Mathematical model for animal stripes

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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- Grid cells: Reading the neural code for space
- Darwin's finches may face extinction
- Roadmap to safer cyberspace

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

- Mathematical model suggests select DCIS patients could delay treatment
- Understanding body language of mice
- 'Freak' ocean waves hit without warning, new research shows

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- Exploring the physics of a chocolate fountain
- Mathematical modeling can help predict impact of surgery on cancer metastasis

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