'Getting-by girls' straddle gap between academic winners and losers
Everyone notices the academic superstars and failures, but what about the tens of millions of American teens straddling these two extremes? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, has spotlighted a high school ...
Physicist creates ice cream that changes colors as it's licked
Encryption is less secure than we thought
Information theory—the discipline that gave us digital communication and data compression—also put cryptography on a secure mathematical foundation. Since 1948, when the paper that created information theory first appear ...
Marriage means faster wage growth for men, but not for women
(Phys.org) —Saying "I do" at a young age isn't always the best career option for women.
Mathematicians trace source of Rogers-Ramanujan identities, find algebraic gold
Mathematicians have found a framework for the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities and their arithmetic properties, solving another long-standing mystery stemming from the work of Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security
Is a man without a four-year college degree better off trying to land a well-paying but insecure job in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing or construction, or should he consider lower-paying but steadier employment ...
Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah
A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall in Utah.
Mathematicians calculate that there are 177,147 ways to knot a tie
What can 14th century Venice teach us about Ebola and other emerging threats?
The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the fourteenth century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today's emerging threats, like climate ...
Professor quantifies how 'one thing leads to another'
(Phys.org) —"One thing led to another," people often say. Events, discoveries and relationships are triggered by something previous. The iPhone case was designed only because the iPhone was invented first. A song became ...
Team announces construction of a formal computer-verified proof of the Kepler conjecture
Stash of bones reveals new species of flying dinosaur
A stash of buried bones in Brazil has allowed scientists to identify a new species of flying dinosaur that soared in the skies 66 to 100 million years ago, a study said Wednesday.
Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey
A new species of carnivorous crustacean has been identified, which roamed the seas 435 million years ago, grasping its prey with spiny limbs before devouring it. The fossil is described and details of its lifestyle are published ...
Mummies in Egypt began long before Age of Pharoahs, study shows
Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.