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Exquisite Wooden Bathtub Designs Imprinting a Unique Room Character

<b>Wooden bathtubs</b> are an excellent choice for a dream interior. Every bathtub in this collection by <b>Unique Wood Design</b> has its own unique character and …

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. This is …

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

MIT unboxes DARPA's Atlas robot

<b>In preparation for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a team at MIT has taken receipt of an Atlas robot and filmed its unboxing for the world to …

Robotics

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Visualizing the Infinite Beauty of Pi and Other Numbers Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the synergistic possibilities between the two comes from Canadian scientists Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski. The pair have utilized the data visualization software Circos to create beautiful and colorful visual representations of mathematical constants π (pi), φ (phi), and eusing transition probabilities and color-coded digits on Archimedean spirals. Given the endless nature of π, φ andethe task of representing them visually in a simplified form could seem daunting. However, thanks to new infographic technology and the natural form of the Archimedean spiral understanding pi’s sequencing (for the layperson anyway) becomes a thing of beauty rather than outright confusion—the technicolored vastness evoking an almost spiritual quality. For the technical deets on how the pair created the visuals, check out the project page on Kryzwinski’s site. Photos shown: Progression of the first 10,000 digits of π By Cristian Ilies Vasile. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of e. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π, φ and e. Progression and transition for the first 2,000 digits of e. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of the accidental similarity number. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of φ. Numbers like π (pi), φ (phi), and e are inherently free of patterns. As a quantity to themselves, they represent a specific, finite relationship between two measurements, such as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Yet, pull on the thread and those numerical tapestries unravel into an irrational soup of nonrepeating chaos, a true example of randomness. That doesn’t mean they don’t make great visualizations, though. Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski converted these numbers into the beautiful representations above. The techniques are a little complicated, but the ones with lines bascially represent pairs of digits as they are found next to each other, the ones with various sized dots show how often digits are found next to each other, and the bead-like rosettes represent pairs of digits with an additional coordinate based on their order (so some out-of-order order). You really don’t want to miss their Archimedean spiral, either: To dig in to the tech a little more, visit their website. This kind of thing is readily doable with today’s software, so get crackin’! (Via The Creators Project and myampgoesto11)

Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the …

Mathematics

Bad earnings for Barnes & Noble: Nook revenues plunge 20%; Riggio won’t take stores private

In the past quarter, Barnes & Noble’s CEO resigned, and the company announced it would stop manufacturing tablets in-house as a way to cut heavy …

Gibraltar: Royal Navy repels fishing boat armada after 'invasion'

Spanish boats illegally entered Gibraltar's waters after a stand-off with the Royal Navy on Sunday.<p>In an escalation of the bitter diplomatic dispute over fishing rights, British military and police boats had to push back a flotilla of around 40 Spanish vessels.<p>The fishermen, some shouting …

Kashmir feels the pinch as dispute chokes trade

Against the backdrop of rolling forested hills where thousands of Indian and Pakistan soldiers guard the Line of Control – the de facto and recently volatile border that cuts through disputed Kashmir – about a dozen Indian trucks have crossed into Pakistan-controlled territory on a muggy summer …

New Zealand holds its first same sex weddings

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" on Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.<p>Vows were exchanged in venues ranging from an airliner cruising at 30,000 feet to a historic bath house as gay men and women took advantage …

Baby Messiah case brings religious right, ACLU together

Perspective<p>Baby Messiah case brings religious right, ACLU together<p>A Tennessee judge's gall in ruling that a woman can't name her child Messiah is being condemned by those of all political stripes.<p>August 18, 2013|By Robin Abcarian<p>Seven-month-old Martin DeShawn McCullough is the subject of a …

Egypt braces for more violence after deadly week

The European Union said Sunday it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt.<p>CAIRO — More violence is expected in Egypt after chaos swept through the country last week, leaving nearly 900 dead in four days of unrest and threatening to stall a political transition.<p>Egypt "is on a course for an …

Egyptian Churches Burned, Attacked As Religious Leaders Call On Prayers For Peace

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued Friday.<p>It's unclear how many churches have been affected during violence that has …

Labour's pledge to lower voting age makes coalition more likely, Lib Dems say

Labour's pledge to lower the voting to age to 16 will make a Coalition between them and the Liberal Democrats more likely at the next election, MPs have said.<p>Sadiq Khan, the shadow lord chancellor, said that extending the right to vote to 16 and 17-year-olds would be a “really good way of …

While Egypt burns, Israel talks peace

As political turmoil is engulfing Egypt, attempts at peace talks are quietly underway in neighbouring Jerusalem. Robert Tait sets out the key issues<p>It was an event that went almost unnoticed against the backdrop of the unfolding upheavals in neighbouring Egypt.<p>Last Wednesday night, without fanfare, …

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

<b>(Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel)</b><p>The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>Scott Dodd<p>August 18, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on OnEarth.org.<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing …

US sanctions on Iran are hindering progress on scientific research

US sanctions against Iran are getting in the way of improving human health, Saleh Zahediasl, a professor of physiology at Tehran’s Endocrine Research Center, wrote in medical journal The Lancet.<p>In his open letter, Zahediasl cites the American Journal of Cardiology as rejecting a submission from one …

Sanctions

America's Libertarian Moment

A longtime libertarian policy wonk talks about whether the philosophy can save the GOP -- and why he still doesn't think Rand Paul can win the presidency.<p>Libertarianism is on the march. From the rapid rise to prominence of first-term Senator Rand Paul to the state-level movements to legalize gay …

How to calm sibling squabbles

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> New research suggests intervention strategies that can cultivate healthy and supportive sibling relationships.<p>The relationship …

Hawaii #latergram, previously shared on @tinkerstreet.

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

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Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

Your Best Photos of Perseid Meteor Shower

Dozens of you submitted Perseid meteor shower photos to National Geographic’s Your Shot community. Here are the best.

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Egypt State Of Emergency Declared Following Police Crackdown

By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn<p>CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - At least 95 Egyptians were killed on Wednesday after security forces moved in on protesters demanding the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi, and the government imposed a state of emergency as unrest swept the most populous Arab …