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Candy Crush is officially a hard game, according to math

Developer King's match-three puzzler <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> is officially a difficult game, according to a new mathematical analysis of the title that places the game into a category of high-level computational problems.<p>The study, by University of New South Wales professor and group leader at computing …

Homer's Last Theorem

David S. Cohen pictured in the Dwight Morrow High School yearbook of 1984. The running joke was that everyone on the Math Team was co-captain, so …

Long list for 2014 German Book Prize announced | DW | 13.08.2014

Following months of intense reading, the seven-judge panel (pictured) announced the 20 long-listed works in Frankfurt this week.<p>The jury reviewed a …

Why is “Pound” Abbreviated as “lb”?

Most of our abbreviations for units of measurement are pretty straightforward. They are made up of letters from the words they stand for. So how do …

6 Ways to Use Rhubarb

Yep, it’s still rhubarb season. The tangy spring vegetable (and yep, it’s a vegetable) is delicious in pies and crisps, but it’s also sensational in …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

German Newspapers Beat the War Drums

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades</i> …

German Politics

Indiana Once Tried to Change Pi to 3.2

Any high school geometry student worth his or her protractor knows that pi is an irrational number, but if you’ve got to approximate the famed ratio, …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …

Time-lapse Photography

Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets

Using a brand-new technique, scientists using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have found 715 confirmed planets huddling around 305 stars, nearly triple Kepler's previous total of 246 confirmed planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly 95% of them are smaller than Neptune, and four of them are in their …

Universe