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France

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

To solve the puzzle of the coin and the chessboard you need to throw money at the problem<p>Hello guzzlers,<p>This week’s puzzle is purloined (with permission) from the recently-published prime paperback, <i>Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems</i>.<p>The book is a collection of pre-university maths and physics …

North, South Korea reach deal to end tense standoff

An agreement was announced early Tuesday to end a standoff between North Korea and South Korea that had threatened to escalate into a full-scale military confrontation, South Korean officials said.<p>Kim Kwan Jin, national security adviser to South Korean President Park Geun Hye, said North Korea …

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 …

Listening to music before and after surgery relieves pain and anxiety

Even patients under a general anaesthetic were in less pain when listening to music, researchers found<p>Patients undergoing surgery should be allowed to listen to music before, after and during their operations because it is so effective at relieving pain, researchers have suggested.<p>A new study by …

Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit

European Union leaders will also debate whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine beyond July, although it is likely they will delay the decision until later in the year.<p>The twin crises are set to dominate the two-day summit, with Brussels still scrambling for …

Europe

Never slip on ice again with glass shard shoes

Canadian scientists have invented a new rubbery material with embedded glass spikes which grip into the ice<p>Slipping on ice need never happen again after scientists invented a new type of rubber sole for shoes which allows the wearer to walk easily, even up treacherous slopes.<p>Canadian researchers …

Shoes

Solar eclipse selfies could cause blindness, warn experts

Anyone tempted to take a selfie in the eclipse could damage their eyes, specialists have warned<p>Snapping a selfie during Friday’s solar eclipse could lead to eye damage, specialists have warned.<p>Camera phones did not exist during the last eclipse in 1999 but now millions are likely to be tempted to …

Greenwich, UK

Domestic abuse campaign warns on 'crossing the line'

<b>A domestic abuse TV campaign is inviting viewers to spot the warning signs where someone appears to "cross the line" from banter to abuse.</b><p>The adverts show a man belittling his partner in a pub, and a woman in a restaurant being distracted by phone calls and texts from her partner.<p>Public Services …

10 things you need to know before European markets open

<b>Santander and Deutsche Bank's US arms failed their stress tests.</b> These banks will have to address deficiencies in capital planning processes, including governance and risk management. In the US, Bank of America earned a conditional pass for its capital plan, meaning it must re-submit an improved …

Dilma Rousseff

Mind your language! Swearing around the world

Strong language is common to most cultures, but what makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains.<p><b>Warning: This article contains very strong language that may offend some readers.</b><p>Devil! Cancer-sufferer! Chalice of tabernacle!<p>The reason I can say this …

Language

Spacecraft becomes first to orbit mysterious dwarf planet Ceres

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's tractor-trailer-sized Dawn spacecraft is now in orbit around Ceres, becoming the first probe to orbit a dwarf planet.<p>The spacecraft was about 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet's gravity, NASA said Friday.<p>Ceres was discovered in 1801 …

Astronomy

Food prices 12% higher on average in real terms than in 2007

Government report shows food prices rising, while consumers trade down to cheaper brands to save money<p>The amount households are spending on food has fallen by 3.9% since 2010 despite rising prices, according to figures published on Thursday. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs …

Gay Christian Says He Was Kidnapped So His ‘Homosexual Demons’ Could Be Exorcised

Gay Christian Matthew Fenner claims he was kidnapped and beaten by fellow Word of Faith Fellowship congregation members in North Carolina. According …

The gloves don't work

On the disadvantages of having a physicist for a parent<p>The first frosty morning of the year, around here. It is gloriously fresh and bright. Oblique sunshine, filtering through gaps in the curtains, picks out detail on the bookshelves opposite the bedroom window as we wake to the gentle sound of …

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

Central Nervous System

How 'Smart' Should Your Employees Be? (Less Than You'd Think)

There’s a popular fallacy in Silicon Valley: Winners hire the most 800 Math SAT people.<p>There’s a premium on raw intelligence—particularly the math and science type. But it drives people to forget what’s important: It’s not the sum of your employees’ Math SAT scores, it’s the sum of their</i> …

Hundreds of homicides committed by police reportedly not included in national crime statistics

National statistics show that hundreds of homicides committed by law-enforcement officers between 2007 and 2012 were not recorded in the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>More than 550 homicides committed by police during that period were missing, the paper reports. The …

How Jet Lag Can Contribute to Obesity

Working the night shift has long been linked to an increased risk of obesity, heart attack and breast cancer. One 2011 study even showed that shift …

Obama Defends His Use of Executive Authority on Immigration

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

Almost a century after the discovery that sleep helps us remember things, scientists are beginning to understand why.<p>During sleep, the brain produces chemicals that are important to memory and relives events we want to remember, scientists reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience meeting …

World Toilet Day. Yuck!

The psychology of disgust helps explain why there is resistance to talking about toilets and how to get around it.<p>Today is World Toilet Day! An initiative of the World Toilet Organisation (the other WTO), World Toilet Day was originally an attempt to get people talking about toilets.<p>Jack Sim the …

'People's panel' to rule on school closures

<b>The Scottish Government is looking for people to sit on a new national panel which will rule on school closures.</b><p>The panel will be able to overrule decisions by councils to close schools if the correct process was not followed or if the information the decision was based on is wrong.<p>At the moment, …