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Golden powers are nearly integers

This morning I was reading Terry Tao’s overview of the work of Yves Meyer and ran across this line:The powers φ, φ2, φ3, … of the golden ratio lie …

Study Hacks That Work: From A Student

Do you spend hours studying with less-than-fruitful results? Do you find it hard to memorize specific dates, names, and formulas? Fret not; keep …

'Cosmic Web' of the Universe --"Reveals an Enormous Non-Random Network of Galaxies"

"We think the cosmic web, dominated by dark matter, formed very early in the history of the universe, starting with small initial fluctuations in the …

Sumerian Language

The Sumerian language was spoken in southern Mesopotamia before the 2nd millennium BCE and was the first language to be written in the cuneiform …

Ancient History

Descubren en Chalcatzingo, Morelos, un bajorrelieve con la representación de un felino

Descubren en Chalcatzingo, Morelos, un bajorrelieve con la representación de un felino <i></i> <i></i> De más de 2,500 años de antigüedad <b>˙ Con éste, suman ya ocho</b> …

Learn with Linux: Master Your Math with These Linux Apps

Linux offers great educational software and many excellent tools to aid students of all grades and ages in learning and practicing a variety of …

The Black Death Reshaped the Human Genome

The Black Death, one of the most lethal pandemics humans have ever encountered, did not affect everyone equally. Those with certain variations of …

Genetics

Defend the Integrity of Physics

This week’s Nature features a call to arms from George Ellis and Joe Silk, entitled Scientific method: Defend the integrity of physics. I’m very glad …

Una nube tóxica de contaminación envuelve Moscú

Moscú ha amanecido ayer envuelta en una enorme nube de contaminación. La nube, que ha afectado a varios distritos muy céntricos de la capital rusa, …

Hoy es el solsticio y primer día de Verano - 730am

21 de Diciembre de 2014 11:24<p>Hoy es el solsticio y primer día de Verano<p>El Prof. Blás Servín director Planetario Padre Buenaventura Suárez, hablo con …

Chocolate, el fruto de la esclavitud moderna

Agencias<br>LONDRES, Inglaterra.- Algunos de los productos que solemos comprar en nuestra vida cotidiana son fabricados gracias a la explotación de seres …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Defining fractional derivatives via Fourier transform

Is there a way to make sense of the <i>n</i>th derivative of a function when <i>n</i> is not a positive integer?<p>The notation <i>f</i>(<i>n</i>) is usually introduced in calculus …

Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated

wabrandsma sends this news from Phys.org: <i>Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of</i> …

La sustancia que te hace sentir lleno sin ganar calorías

Llega la Navidad y, con ella, los excesos gastronómicos, a menudo pantagruélicos. Y tras la Navidad, la consabida dieta. Ponerse a dieta es muy …

The Whole Thing is a House of Cards Based in Corruption

<i>Truth is an enemy of wealth and power.</i> – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts<p>Sometimes in life we are presented with an opportunity that shows us, without …

China builds infrastructure and allies while America destroys both

Chinese High Speed trains are going all over the world<br>(Image by Global Construction Review) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>br />China …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Testing, Research and Evaluation to be Done in India; Early Launch Possible - IBTimes India

The much-hyped Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy S6 is in news again with the device reportedly arriving India for testing, …

La plus grosse étoile hypergéante jaune jamais observée

Grâce à l’interférométrie mise en œuvre au télescope géant du Chili, une étoile hypergéante jaune de la constellation du Centaure s’est révélée être …

Eiszeit in Russland-Beziehungen lässt Konzerne zittern | Reuters

Frankfurt/Düsseldorf (Reuters) - Die Spannungen zwischen Russland und dem Westen bedrohen immer mehr Milliardendeals deutscher Konzerne.<p>The company logo of Gazprom Neft is seen at a service station outside the headquarters of Gazprom in Moscow September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - …

Une nouvelle technique de vol de voitures arrive à Montréal

Le Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) tente de comprendre un nouveau phénomène qui prend de l'ampleur à Montréal : le vol de voiture …

Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down (Updated)

The Pirate Bay shutdown has once again shows how vulnerable the BitTorrent ‘landscape’ is to disruptions.<p>With a single raid the largest torrent site …

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

December 18, 2014<br>As I argued in an earlier post titled ”Critical Thinking Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy”, questioning is the key to critical …

Study reveals resilience of Roman architectural concrete

An international research team has revealed important clues to the longevity of such Roman architectural marvels as the Pantheon, Trajan’s Markets …

Families of victims of Sandy Hook shooting sue gun maker

The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.<p>The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior …