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Amateur mathematician partially solves Hadwiger-Nelson problem

A MAN best known for predicting that the first person to live to be 1000 years old has already been born has solved a problem that’s stumped …

Mathematics

Curiosity — Can You Solve the Sliced Doughnut Logic Puzzle?

You’ll need a pencil and paper for this brain teaser. This logic puzzle was found on Mathisfun.com.<p>0 notes<p>3 weeks ago<p>May 03, 2018

Doughnuts

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Cold War

An Introduction to the Study of Calculus

The branch of mathematics studies rates of change<p>Calculus is the study of rates of change. The principals behind calculus date back centuries to the …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

The World’s Largest Musical Instrument is Made of Stone

Here’s something that would make a great addition to Batman’s Batcave; something to add some proper acoustic ambience to all that angst and …

Flute

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

5 Elementary Math Problems So Hard, You'll Probably Get Them Wrong

They're simultaneously easy and yet not.<p>A math problem can often look super simple ... before you sit down to actually do it and find you have no clue how to solve it. Then there are the problems that make you feel like a math whiz when you solve it in two seconds flat — only to find your answer is</i> …

Earth - Why is there something rather than nothing?

People have wrestled with the mystery of why the universe exists for thousands of years. Pretty much every ancient culture came up with its own creation story - most of them leaving the matter in the hands of the gods - and philosophers have written reams on the subject. But science has had little …

Dark Matter

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

Black Holes