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Old Math Sheds New Light On Black Holes
2012-12-17 21:26:00

A professor has shown a math icon’s century-old writings might lead to a better understanding of the properties of black holes.

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2011-06-28 07:45:13

It may not be marked on your holiday calendar but today, June 28, is noted for being “Tau Day”, at least among strident detractors of pi, the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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