Geektastic Cookie Cutters You Can Print

Check out the best of the geeky cookie cutters posted on Thingiverse, the home of shared 3D printer files.

Sometimes when artists visualize music, it detracts from the piece (scenes from Fantasia come to mind...), but this little animation by Jos Leys shows just how brilliant Bach can be.

If The Chicken Problem is any indication, Peg + Cat will be a fantastic way to get preschoolers like my daughter excited about solving problems.

Just HOW Badly Do You Need that A in Math?

This month a research team at Oxford University reported on their continuation of a study that repeated and built upon a 2010 experiment on a different group of patients: for 5 days, the patients either received ...

Happy Birthday, Sophie Germain!

Today marks the 237th birthday of the French mathematician Sophie Germain (1776-1831). While her work in elasticity was fundamental to the field, her work on proving Fermat's Last Theorem blew 200 years of previous ...

For my Muse of Nerds this month, I’ll formally introduce you to someone I have talked about in the past: Dr. Michele McColgan of Siena College. I met her through our homeschooling group (she has two ...

For this month’s Muse of Nerds, I quickly grabbed onto the STEM to STEAM movement (adding ‘arts’ to the technical.) Creativity is the foundation for advancement in all fields. The arts — ...

Celebrate Pi Day by Learning the Secret of the Circle

Hands-on projects are great learning tools for kids, especially when they involve the word ‘secret’. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Pi Day (March 14 or “3.14″) with kids ...

What Do Smart Zombies Want? Apps For Better Brains!

I’m not sure what kind of geeky conversations go on in your households, but a common lament in my house is the lack of quality zombie apps on the market. Rather than listening to this diatribe yet again, I ...

How Stephen King Taught Me Percentile Rank and the Normal Curve

I was driving my ’58 Plymouth Fury on a long trip out of Boulder, Colorado to a strange town in Maine, when I stopped at a hotel along the way for a needed caffeine boost. A man in glasses and a way with words ...