Mathematician Hannah Fry tells the intriguing story of how the number zero was ‘discovered’ – and why we couldn’t predict the future without it. Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics.
On her first day in No 10, the new PM’s in-tray will be packed with problems: on the EU, Trident, schools, the NHS and more Theresa May will find a number of pressing matters in her in-tray on her first
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One day in 2012, a group of policemen in a Danish town were sitting around in the office when an unusual call came in. This town, called Aarhus, is a clean, orderly place with very little crime. So what
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Race cars to robots was the plan all along While Cozmo sleeps, it snores. The small robot — shaped like a miniaturized bulldozer with a CRT monitor for a cockpit — sits in a charging dock, waiting to awoken.
I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not
A handy guide on where all your favorite characters are headed. This post contains frank discussion of Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter.” If you are not caught up with the season
At Apple’s developer conference this week, there were some major announcements about the future of mobile messaging on iOS 10, Apple’s latest mobile operating system. These updates are game changing for
"A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China." While the rest of us struggled to snap one of the rarest full moons this century on our phones, one man got a that's
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If you're a regular user of Google's Chrome browser then you're probably aware of the effect it has on your laptop battery life. Google has previously promised to improve battery life with Chrome, but
Medical journal reports that two women experience ‘transient smartphone blindness’ after constantly checking phones in the dark Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak
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Naturally. As with all things Adele, her show at Glastonbury got pretty emotional. The singer, dressed in custom Chloé, headlined the UK music festival on Saturday, moving more than a few audience members
The popular sweater has a revolutionary history that includes Riot Grrrls and Coco Chanel. An Object Lesson. Cardigan sweaters are the workhorses of the apparel family: so ubiquitous it’s easy to forget
Geographer Ed Parsons helps shape how Google sees the world–literally. Ed Parsons, Google’s geographer-in-chief, is leaning over an 18th century woodcut map from the Chonhado, the Korean atlas of the Here,
After the UK backed withdrawing from the EU, politicians elsewhere are calling for referendums in their own countries Now there has been a vote for Brexit, there are calls in other countries for people
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Who will England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland play in the last 16 at Euro 2016, when are the matches,
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Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it. To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped