Scientists are scared of math too

It's not just artistic types that find math a turn-off and try to avoid having to deal with it - scientists do the same.

Math teachers biased against girls

High school math teachers are biased against girls, rating their abilities lower than those of boys with the same test scores.

Gender differences in math performance 'purely cultural'

The idea that girls are innately less good at math than boys just doesn't add up, a new international study shows.

China is governed by scientists, what about the US?

Did you know that China is governed by scientists? Yes, both the Chinese President and his Premier are engineers. In addition, 8 out of China’s top 9 government officials are scientists.

Boy Scouts to introduce a robotics merit badge

When you think of the Boy Scouts you usually think of outdoors activities. But now scouts will have robotics as an activity.

Opinion: Predictions of 42% adult fatness is too much

Harvard University researchers say the explosion of adult-aged American waistlines won’t slow down until 42% are obese.

A zap to the brain makes people better at math

A quick blast of electricity to one region of the brain can make a person better at math for up to six months, say neuroscientists at Oxford University.