There’s more than one way to map an election

It’s pos­sible that an ear­lier elec­toral map was pub­lished in a news­paper, but custom graphics were rare in those days, says Ryan Cordell, who studies infor­ma­tion exchange in 19th-​​​​century newspapers […]

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Let’s fix math education by redefining math

Our cur­rent cul­tural moment is defined by two trends that are too often—and wrongly—considered sep­a­rately. First, we’re moving toward an economy based on tech­nology, math, and sci­ence. Second, more people […]

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Pictures: 5 Animals That Regrow Body Parts

James Mon­aghan, a biol­o­gist at Boston’s North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, began studying axolotls during a grad school project and stuck with them since. “If they’re par­a­lyzed in the back they can recover the […]

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