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Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile

Joy as mathematicians discover a new type of pentagon that can cover the plane leaving no gaps and with no overlaps. It becomes only the 15th type of pentagon known that can do this, and the first discovered in 30 years<p>In the world of mathematical tiling, news doesn’t come bigger than this.<p>In the …

Mathematics

Poop Vandalism Mystery Ends In Huge Victory For Your Genetic Rights

The first of what will likely be many genetic discrimination trials in the years to come<p>Police were seeking a “devious defecator": the person responsible for leaving piles of poop in the aisles of a grocery store outside Atlanta. So to help out, the company that operates the store, Atlas Logistics …

Good egg: rare specimen discovered after 100 years in a drawer

<b>Name:</b> ABDUZ: 70169<b><br>Species:</b> <i>Rhinoptilus bitorquatus</i><b>Dates:</b> 1917<b>Claim to fame:</b> The only known egg of Jerdon’s courser<b><br>Where now:</b> Zoology Museum, University of Aberdeen<p>Alan Knox was checking museum’s store room for insects when he found the egg. There, in an uncatalogued drawer of oological specimens, …

Zoology

Facial recognition technology: Is Orwell’s fiction our reality?

Talks on a code of practice for facial recognition technology have fallen apart in the US. So, who is watching us and why?<p>Smartphones can track our movements, credit cards have a record of our purchases, and now, thanks to advances in facial recognition technology, companies and governments will …

Privacy

Look ma, no hands: Swedish start-up launches touchless selfie app

<b>STOCKHOLM:</b> Selfie fans, your life just got a little easier. A Swedish tech start-up has launched an app for Apple devices that lets people take …

Study: Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect Memories

New research suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory—may interfere with our ability to remember nuanced, specific details.<p>It seems intuitive that if you want to remember something, repetition is the key. How many of us could have survived high school without late nights …