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Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Why the history of maths is also the history of art

In her new book <i>Mathematics and Art,</i> historian Lyn Gamwell explores how artists have for thousands of years used mathematical concepts - such as infinity, number and form - in their work. Here she choses ten stunning images from her book that reveal connections between maths and art.<p>When I was a …

This Microbial Animal Threw the Evolutionary Rulebook Out the Window

We typically think of evolution as a progression from simplicity to complexity. But one organism seems to have thrown the rulebook out the window: a …

Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't

People who tend to remember their dreams also respond more strongly than others to hearing their name when they're awake, new research …

The Brain

Can you solve the 50 cent maths exam question that is dividing the internet?

High school students have been complaining that the 50 cent piece exam question is too difficult<p>A maths exam question for high school students about a 50 cent piece has created a debate online after complaints it was too difficult.<p>Australian students sat the VCE Further Maths exam which posed the …

Google patches second round of Stagefright flaws in Android

Google has issued patches for two new Stagefright-related vulnerabilities, one of which affects Android versions going back to 2008 and puts millions of users at risk.<p>The flaws were found by security company Zimperium, which also unearthed the original Stagefright flaws in April.<p>In an advisory …

Information Security

Google's Android is Dominating Everything Else

Not so long ago I wrote an impassioned defence of Android’s many faces. The variety of UI options offered as a last-resort differentiator between brands -I thought – was a unique and awesome selling point for Android.<p>It turns out that device makers completely disagree.<p>I’d assumed, wrongly, that we …

Photographer Recreates Couple’s Wedding After the Hired Shooter Flaked

Matt and Heather Koehler got married in Michigan back on September 12th. Shortly before walking down the aisle, the couple was devastated to find …