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Kabir Firaque is a civil engineering graduate-turned-news journalist with an interest in recreational mathematics and cinema. His interactive blog on puzzles, ‘Problematics’, appears weekly.
Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is now 50 and powerful as ever.
In study that raises questions about the way people learn to read and write, university students flounder with common print form of letter 'g'.
Scientists are looking at two possible ways to ward off the threat, if and when it comes. Either nudge the asteroid off its Earthbound course, or blow it up before it strikes.
The genre must dilute its essence to make itself Oscar-worthy
Tripura election results 2018: In terms of vote share, the Congress dropped from 47 per cent to 4 per cent in these 10 seats, as compared to a drop from 37 per cent to less than 2 per cent across the state
Of all the nominees in the previous 89 editions, less than 1% have been horror — just five out of 537.
Indians used rod and string to determine east and west, recent study suggests ancient Egyptians used a variant with no strings attached.
Study raises alarm over near-total feminisation of green sea turtles in one of the world’s largest turtle colonies in Australia, says climate change is the cause
The researchers hope their findings will hold promise for the treatment of Huntington’s disease, which impairs face perception.
Rare study describes alligators preying on sharks, compiles accounts of sharks feeding on alligators
Of the two new species, Durlstotherium newmani has been named after Charlie Newman, the landlord of the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers, close to where the fossils were discovered.
The passing of Umberto Lenzi, 86, went largely unnoticed. In India, some of his films might ring a bell for the VHS generation of the 1980s, even if his name does not.
Dogs make more ‘puppy dog eyes’ when people are looking at them; the study interpreted this as a sign that they make this expression to communicate
From 2 studies, a selection of ‘smiley face’ and trapdoor spiders, and the celebs they draw their names from
2 new species living and extinct, 3 more with newly identified habits; Indian Express reports
The 1982 film introduced a new vocabulary, inspired a generation of sci-fi
Magnitude is derived from a formula involving a logarithm, which makes the scale exponential rather than linear.
‘We now know that it was mathematicians in India in 200-400 CE who planted the seed of the idea that’d become so fundamental to modern world’
3,700-yr-old Babylonian tablet contains world’s first trigonometric table, claim Australian mathematicians; not all are convinced.
It was big and armoured but had predators, scientists suggest; well preserved fossil suggests its pigmentation enabled camouflage
The Beatles’s journey through fame, fortune and insecurity to Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh