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Flash Physics: Wavelets pioneer bags Abel Prize, astronomers find huge magnetic fields, modelling ice bridges

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Physics World

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New twist on sofa problem that stumped mathematicians and furniture movers

Most of us have struggled with the mathematical puzzle known as the "moving sofa problem." It poses a deceptively simple question: What is the largest sofa that can pivot around an L-shaped ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from

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No Coffee-Cancer Link: That's Improbable!

(MedPage Today) -- Also, what medieval punctuation was used most often?

18 hours ago from MedPageToday

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Blunck wins gold medal in men's halfpipe skiing at World Championships

Aaron Blunck of Denver, Colorado won the gold medal in men's halfpipe skiing on Saturday from the 2017 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships from Sierra Nevada, ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from AXS

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Physics Professor Celebrates Pi Day With Raspberry Pi

My middle school celebrated Pi Day (not yet an officially observed celebration when I was 12) by wrapping the mathematical constant around the school walls as far as it could reach. We’ve ...

Tue 14 Mar 17 from

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Mathematical theorem finds gerrymandering in PA congressional district maps

Pennsylvania's congressional district maps are almost certainly the result of gerrymandering according to an analysis based on a new mathematical theorem on bias in Markov Chains developed by ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from

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UK government likely to refer Fox's Sky deal to regulator

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of European pay-TV group Sky is likely to be investigated to see whether it is in the public interest, the British government warned on Friday. ...

Fri 3 Mar 17 from Reuters Technology

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Happy Pi Day!

How are you celebrating?

Fri 14 Mar 14 from Science Now

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Stanford mathematician first female winner of Fields prize

Maryam Mirzakhani and three others honored

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Science Now

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Life of 3.14159...

BERNIE'S BASICS: Some of the most complex equations in science sport a familiar symbol from childhood - Pi. But what has 3.14159 got to do with general relativity and quantum physics?

Tue 12 Mar 13 from ABC Science

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