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Math
Watch How Zero Became a Number
Zero is an oddball number.... READ ON
Live Smarter
Here’s Why Overbooked Flights Are Unavoidable
It's a matter of probability.... READ ON
Math
Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Puzzle?
This classic math problem can be maddening.... READ ON
Videos
Learn Expert Strategies for Counting on Your Fingers (Video)
These fingers go to 11 (and beyond).... READ ON
Math
Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly
Infuriate your relatives with the power of math.... READ ON
Videos
Watch: The Brilliant Life of Ada Lovelace
She wrote the first computer program...in 1843.... READ ON
Travel
The Shortest Route for Seeing Nearly 50,000 Historic Places in One Trip
You'll start in Alabama and wind around the country in a quick 217,605 miles.... READ ON
Science
Crocheted Coral Reefs Raise Awareness of Real Reefs' Destruction
Sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim started the Crochet Coral Reef project in 2005 when they learned pollution and global warming may soon completely destroy the Great Barrier Reef in their home country of Australia.... READ ON
Quizzes
It's Speed Math Time!
Videos
Watch How Computers Sort Lists (It's Complicated)
How fast can you alphabetize 1,280 books? See how computer scientists can make the process much faster.... READ ON
Videos
Watch: The Mathematical Problems Inherent in Secret Santa
...And how to solve them.... READ ON
Food
Mathematicians Calculate How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Your morning routine gets quantified by mathematical models.... READ ON
Math
15 Female Mathematicians Whose Accomplishments Add Up
Their world-altering contributions include making hospitals safer, laying the groundwork for the computer, and advancing space flight.... READ ON
Videos
Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle?
This one's a stumper.... READ ON
Retrobituaries
Hypatia, Scholar and Teacher of Ancient Alexandria
She was one of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria—before she was brutally murdered.... READ ON
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8 Incredible STEM Careers You Didn't Know Existed
Presented by Lockheed Martin.... READ ON

Due to the “naughty” dancing of the can-can girls and the scantily clad models on 1800s French postcards, the British equated anything risqué with France. In fact, that's how the phrase “pardon my French” entered the vernacular.

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