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Got to get to school on time. Cropped from deanhochman/flickr, CC BY Here’s a math problem even the brightest school districts struggle to solve: getting hordes of elementary, middle and high school...

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People have long been intrigued by figuring out the center of the places where we live. You’re probably familiar with the concept of center of population. Imagine placing an equal weight at the residential...

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On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and entered World War I. Since August 1914, the war between the Central and Entente Powers had devolved into a bloody stalemate, particularly...

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Humans are visual creatures. Objects we call “beautiful” or “aesthetic” are a crucial part of our humanity. Even the oldest known examples of rock and cave art served aesthetic rather than utilitarian...

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Every day countless headlines emerge from myriad sources across the globe, both warning of dire consequences and promising utopian futures – all thanks to artificial intelligence. AI “is transforming...

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Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy. The idea goes back to influential...

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Many apps and algorithms that feature prominently in our lives are, essentially, black boxes: We have no idea how they accomplish what they do; we just know they work. Or at least we think we do. Most...

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It’s NCAA basketball tournament season, known for its magical moments and the “March Madness” it can produce. Many fans remember Stephen Curry’s superhuman 2008 performance where he led underdog...

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How does a galaxy like our own Milky Way form? Until now there’s been a lot of inferring involved in answering that question. The basic story is that gas collects toward the center of roughly spherical...

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Considering how different they look from the outside, it might be surprising that all vertebrates – animals with a backbone – share the same, conserved set of organs. Chickens, fish, human beings...