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Scientific Measurements

Diverging Bases: The Case Against the Metric System

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science
Lila Nordstrom

In the same way that the foot was obviously invented by a potentially vain, math-hating medieval person, the meter was clearly invented by an anti-social mathematician.

PHOTOS: 10 Wackiest Scientific Scales

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Hand-waving and estimation are out, and measurement is in. With the right scale, researchers can measure just about anything--even things traditionall...