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Survey taps students' motivation in STEM

Researchers are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey questions that will help researchers and educators at other universities do the same. more...

Mathematician's study of 'swarmalators' could direct future science

How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of a noted mathematician? As it turns out, quite prominently. Researchers used the curious mating ritual of male Japanese tree frogs as inspiration for their exploration of 'swarmalators' -- their term for systems in which both synchronization and swarming occur together. more...

What is the computational power of the universe?

Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer -- even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new NIST video, along with a scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer. more...

Using a mathematical lens to look at disease as a whole body problem

A novel computational method allows researchers to parse how multiple organs contribute to a disease over time, giving a more holistic view of disease and potentially revealing new avenues for intervention. more...

Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills

Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University. more...

No-growth economy could mean fewer crashes and higher wages, study shows

An economy based on zero growth could be more stable -- experiencing fewer crashes -- and bring higher wages, suggests a new study. more...

First mathematical model that predicts immunotherapy success

Researchers have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study. more...


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