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Paris cut its smog by nearly half on the city’s first “car-free” day

So successful was Paris’s first “day without cars” on Sept. 27 that the city’s mayor wants to expand the effort to help clean up the city’s terrible air quality. The single-day initiative made 30% of the city’s roads off-limits to automobiles, but even that minor reduction in traffic was enough to …

France

분소수 혼합계산·원기둥 부피…초등수학서 사라진다

2018학년도부터 초·중·고등학교 학생들의 영어와 국어 학습 부담이 줄어들고, 학교 수학 시험도 쉽게 출제된다.<p>교육부는 지난달 31일 충북 청주시 한국교원대에서 국가교육과정개정연구위원회(위원장 김경자), 교과교육과정정책연구팀과 공동으로 초등통합, 국어, 영어, 제2외국어, 한문, 수학, 과학(통합과학), 환경, 정보, 실과(기술·가정), 창의적 체험활동, 진로와 직업 교육과정에 대한 2차 공청회를 열고 교육과정 개정 시안을 공개했다.<p>국어는 초등 저학년 한글교육을 강화하고, 연극·독서 수업을 확대하기로 했다.<p>초등 1∼2학년이 받는 …

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

<i>A coin of diameter 1 is thrown on an infinitely large chessboard with squares of side 2.</i><p><i>What is the chance that the coin lands on a position touching both black and white?</i>

Mathematics

페미니스트 : 칼럼 : 사설.칼럼 : 뉴스 : 한겨레

[토요판] 정희진의 어떤 메모<p><젠더와 민족><br>니라 유발 데이비스 지음, 박혜란 옮김, 그린비, 2012<p>김미영님께. 메일 주셔서 고맙습니다. 비슷한 내용의 메일을 많이 받습니다. 그간 한 분씩 답장하다가 기력이 달려서 지면을 빌립니다. 성별 불문하고 질문은 한 가지. 아니, ‘항의’라고 해야 할까요? 제가 쓴 책 혹은 수많은 여성학 책 어디에도 “여성주의자의 개념 정의가 없다”는 것입니다.<p>제 글에서 여성주의자의 개념이 안 나왔다니 저로서는 뿌듯하고 독자분께서는 제대로 읽으신 것 같네요. 제가 여성주의 주변에 25년 있었는데 지금까지 …

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 …

[단독] 서울대 ‘시민과학센터’ 탄생…과학대중화 이끈다

서울대가 청소년 중심의 과학 교육 프로그램을 일반 성인들에게 대폭 개방키로 해 눈길을 끌고 있다.<p>서울대학교 자연과학대학은 17일 ‘시민 과학자’ 양성을 모토로 그동안 청소년 위주로 과학교육 프로그램을 운영해왔던 ‘청소년과학기술진흥센터’를 ‘서울대 시민과학센터’로 확대개편해 일반인에게 개방한다고 밝혔다.<p>‘서울대 시민과학센터’는 기존의 청소년과학기술진흥센터가 수행하던 공개강연과 체험캠프를 비롯한 각종 교육 프로그램을 이어받는 한편 일반인을 위한 과학 프로그램을 개설하게 된다. 우선 매년 2월 열리는 자연과학 공개강연을 시민을 대상으로 …

'北 포격' 경찰, 인천·경기·강원청에 작전상황반 운영

북한이 20일 경기도 연천군 중면 지역에 포격을 가한 것과 관련해 경찰은 인천·경기·강원지방경찰청에 작전상황반을 가동했다고 밝혔다.<p>이와 함께 접적지역의 112 타격대 등 작전부대의 출동태세를 확립하고, 연천 등 접적지역 경찰서의 경계강화 발령을 검토 중이다.<p>또한 경찰청장 주재 긴급 지휘부 회의도 개최했다.<p>국방부는 북한군이 이날 오후 3시52분쯤 로켓포로 추정되는 포탄 1발을 연천군 중면지역으로 발사한 것을 탐지 장비로 포착했다.<p>우리 군은 이에 대해 북한군이 로켓포를 발사한 원점지역으로 155mm 포탄 수십여발을 대응 사격했다고 …

Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile

Photograph: Ed Pegg/Wikipedia<p>The 15 types of pentagonal tilings discovered so far.<p>276<p>image/png<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/6/1438878897605/9b2afd4a-a16f-4b72-9d44-2d4ee1d9aa59-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: Ed Pegg/Wikipedia<p>The 15 types of pentagonal tilings …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bank of America

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 …

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

Korea 'nut rage' executive arrested | South Korea News

South Korean prosecutors have arrested a former executive of the country's top airline, who came under heavy criticism over a controversial 'nut rage' incident early this month.<p>Cho Hyun-ah was put in a Seoul detention facility on Wednesday shortly after the court approved her arrest warrant on …

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

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 report also found that Brits are eating less beef, cutting back on biscuits and chocolate, and drinking …

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 | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

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 …

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 …

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!

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 founder of the WTO (Toilets ‘R’ Him), wants a ‘Potty in every pad’. Matt Damon has sworn not to use a toilet until …

'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, …

Scottish Government