One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all.
By Reagan Waskom and David J. Cooper for The Conversation
Some farmers and ranchers fear the Clean Water Rule could expand federal regulations that impact their private property rights.
By Monte Mills for The Conversation
On Feb. 8 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reversed course and issued an easement allowing the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. That decision followed a presidential memorandum indicating…
By The Conversation
Analysis suggests immigration has a crime-suppressing effect. In other words, more immigration equals less crime.
By Donald A. Barclay for The Conversation
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories…
By Timothy J. Jorgensen for The Conversation
Do male cellphone users really risk infertility due to radiation?…
By Igor Bray for The Conversation
The researchers at CERN managed to isolate several atoms of antimatter, which may clarify a puzzle dating back to The Big Bang.
By Miri Forbes, Nicholas Eaton and Robert Krueger, The Conversation
A satisfying sex life has been found to be important for health and well-being, regardless of age.
By Kevin D. Murphy for The Conversation
Trump Tower is loaded with polished metal and stone and clad in reflective glass. Will it stand just for the questionable taste of the one percent, or could it stimulate more creative, sustainable approaches to urban development?…
By Tobin Miller Shearer, The Conversation
The presidential pardoning of turkeys invites the question: What is the significance of such a public rite of forgiveness?…
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