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Better Math Ability May Be Result Of Boys’ Impulsiveness
2012-07-27 12:18:36

In a University of Missouri study, girls and boys started grade school with different approaches to solving arithmetic problems, with girls favoring a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more error prone approach.

Doubts Cast On Popular Theory Explaining Gender Differences In Math
2012-01-19 05:57:28

A new study calls into question whether a popular theory behind the dearth of women in mathematic fields is accurate, concluding that the theory had major methodological flaws, utilized improper statistical techniques, and lacked scientific evidence of the stereotype that “men are better at math.”

2012-01-18 22:00:23

A University of Missouri researcher and his colleague have conducted a review that casts doubt on the accuracy of a popular theory that attempted to explain why there are more men than women in top levels of mathematic fields.

2009-06-22 14:31:59

For the past 2 million years, the size of the human brain has tripled, growing much faster than other mammals.

2009-06-09 09:40:30

Over thousands of years, humans have evolved to naturally understand things like facial expressions and social interactions.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.