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  • Something to sneeze about: Democratic voting in African wild dog packs

    September 5, 2017 11:00 PM 6

    Scientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting. The research, by an international team working at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Study senior author Dr Neil Jordan, a research

  • Ancient Tablet May Show Earliest Use of This Advanced Math

    August 25, 2017 1:16 AM 3

    A new study claims the tablet could be one of the oldest contributions to the the study of trigonometry, but some remain skeptical. For nearly 100 years, the mysterious tablet has been referred to as Plimpton 322. It was first discovered in Iraq in the early 1900s by Edgar Banks, the American archaeologist on which the character Indiana Jones is thought

  • Opinion Written in stone: world’s first trigonometry revealed in ancient Babylonian tablet

    August 24, 2017 6:38 PM 8

    OPINION: The ancient Babylonians – who lived from about 4,000BCE in what is now Iraq – had a long forgotten understanding of right-angled triangles that was much simpler and more accurate than the conventional trigonometry we are taught in schools. Plimpton 322, a 3700 year old Babylonian tablet held in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia

  • Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

    August 24, 2017 6:38 PM 6

    UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals. The new research shows the Babylonians, not the Greeks, were the first

  • Sine o' the Times: Babylonian Tablet Holds Oldest Evidence of Trigonometry

    August 24, 2017 6:00 PM 5

    Scientists recently decoded a clay tablet from ancient Babylonia that dates to around 3,700 years ago, and found that it contains the oldest trigonometric table in the world. The tablet, discovered in the early 1900s and first interpreted in 1945, has long fascinated mathematics scholars, but they were puzzled by its description of triangles, which researchers

  • The SpaceX spacesuit Elon Musk just revealed looks absolutely nothing like his competitor’s

    August 24, 2017 2:55 AM 4

    Astronauts traveling aboard Elon Musk’s Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their NASA forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest to launch crewed missions to and from the International Space Station and beyond. Although he offered few details in his sneak-peek

  • Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit

    August 23, 2017 10:49 AM 3

    The suit actually works and more details are coming Elon Musk has posted the official first photo of his SpaceX space suit on Instagram, teasing that more details will come in a few days. Musk says the suit actually works, and was tested to double vacuum pressure. The suit itself is very white and very spacey, and Musk acknowledges that it was “incredibly

  • Will eye damage follow the Great American Eclipse?

    August 23, 2017 3:25 AM 5

    Eclipses may be beautiful, but they sure aren’t easy on the eyes. Staring at the sun is dangerous at any time, unless you happen to be in the right spot to witness the brief moments of totality, when the moon perfectly covers up most of the sun and the ghostly corona can be seen. For those who witnessed the Great American Eclipse on Monday and are wondering

  • Was Anyone Blinded During The 2017 Solar Eclipse? It Could Take A While For Symptoms To Appear

    August 23, 2017 12:59 AM 6

    If you’re reading this story right now you should give yourself a nice pat on the back and feel really good about the fact that you have not completely failed as a human. Mazel. You have officially heeded the advice that scientists, optometrists and your mom have been instilling in you from the time you were born, which is that you should never, under

  • After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

    August 23, 2017 12:29 AM 5

    (Reuters) - Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far. One man showed up at a New York City hospital on Tuesday with a damaged retina after acting on the mistaken belief he could