(Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could effectively let some plants and animals become extinct so cash-strapped agencies can use more of their funds to save others. (Reuters US News) More
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Posted on 17 December 2017 | 9:00 am | Google News
NDP Government's Site C Math a Flunk, Say Project Financing ...
The NDP government's arithmetic on Site C cancellation costs is “deeply flawed,” has “no logic at all,” and is “appalling,” according to three project financing experts. Eoin Finn, a retired partner of KPMG, one of the world's largest auditing firms ...
Posted on 15 December 2017 | 3:34 pm | Google News
You can't tell a gerrymandered district by its shape
As it turns out, districts that have been drawn in neatly symmetrical ways that are pleasing to the eye can actually be gerrymandered, while districts that have been drawn to assure balance between two parties can look distorted or downright wonky. As ...
Posted on 29 October 2017 | 4:53 pm | Google News
Self-esteem mapped in the human brain
The researchers used the new equation to identify signals in the human brain that explain why self-esteem goes up and down when we learn other people's judgments of us. They say the findings could help identify people at risk of psychiatric disorders ...
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 11:01 am | Google News
Ancient Text Reveals New Clues to the Origin of Zero
Based on the writing style and mathematical content, scholars argued that it was created sometime between the eighth and twelfth centuries. The Oxford researchers' analysis revealed that parts of the manuscript contain birch bark from three different ...
A Big Zero: Research uncovers the date of the Bakhshali manuscript - YouTube
Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol
Earliest recorded use of zero is centuries older than first thought | University of Oxford
Posted on 16 September 2017 | 6:30 am | Google News
Ancient Tablet May Show Earliest Use of This Advanced Math
A new study claims the tablet could be one of the oldest contributions to the the study of trigonometry, but some remain skeptical. Solving an Ancient Tablet's Mathematical Mystery. By Sarah Gibbens. PUBLISHED August 24, 2017. For nearly 100 years, the ...
Posted on 24 August 2017 | 8:16 pm | Google News
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