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Happy Twosday! Why numbers like 2/22/22 have been too fascinating for...

Barry Markovsky, University of South Carolina This Feb. 22, the world hits an unprecedented milestone. It’s the date itself:...

Support for Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package may not be...

Aaron Saiewitz, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and M. David Piercey, University of Massachusetts Amherst CC BY-NC-ND

Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters

David Weil, Brandeis University CC BY-NDIn many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers...

Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters

David Weil, Brandeis University CC BY-NDIn many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers...

When did humans first learn to count?

Peter Schumer, Middlebury College The history of math is murky, predating any written records. When did humans first grasp the basic concept of a number?...

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the...

Andrew D. Hwang, College of the Holy Cross National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research,...

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The sage grouse isn’t just a bird – it’s a proxy...

John Freemuth, Boise State University The Trump administration is clashing with conservation groups and others over protection for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a...