For every nine boys in international mathematics competitions, there is just one girl. But critics say a female-only olympiad risks making the division worse
When Lisa Lokteva realised as a child that she was a maths whizz, her grandmother gave her a present. “Here is a book about female mathematicians,” her grandmother said. “Read it and learn how bad their lives are.”
Now 18, Lokteva is a bronze medallist and the only female member of the Swedish maths team at the International Maths Olympiad (IMO) this year.Continue reading...
Surviving cancer doesn't always inspire people to eat healthier, according to a new study. In fact, it may do just the opposite.
Researchers report that on average, cancer survivors eat a less nutritious diet than the overall population, including less fiber and more empty calories.
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The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.
ISS crew members insert effervescent tablet into floating ball of water to test high-definition camera