What you don’t see
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What you don’t see

Do you have a cat? You might want to think about moving to a flat on the sixth floor or higher. The study shows that cats surviving falls from floors below the sixth tend to get more serious injuries than the ones falling from higher floors. It might be because at the fifth floor level … Continue reading

The remarkable man
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The remarkable man

If you ever forget the name of some theorem, try to look confidently and claim it’s “the one by Gauss”. You might be wrong, but the odds are in your favour. Today we celebrate the 241st birthday an ingenious German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss. He’s often named the greatest mathematician of all times, and while … Continue reading

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”
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“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”

My plan for today was to publish an article about π, to celebrate the International Pi Day (check out my last year’s post). Unfortunately we all woke up to hear very sad news: Stephen Hawking has died. Only yesterday I and my office mate J. had an interesting conversation about the importance of social skills … Continue reading