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9 Outstanding Math Prodigies

21 hours agoHumor / odd : Oddee

From the Chinese delivery man who solved a complex math riddle to the teen who came up with a solution for a 350-year-old problem posed by Isaac Newton, take a look at these real-life Will Huntings.

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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton

Tidal Forces Can Trigger Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Fault

Since the time of Isaac Newton, scientists have wondered if the gravitational pull of the sun and moon might be strong enough to trigger earthquakes and tremors on Earth. An analysis of 81,000 low-frequency earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault now confirms these suspicions. Read more...

UK Royal Society's #1 cybersecurity recommendation: don't backdoor crypto

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Royal Society, once presided over by Isaac Newton, is one of Britain's most respected learned institutions: that's why it matters so much that the organisation's new report, "Progress and research in cybersecurity," begins by demanding...Show More Summary

Martin Shkreli -- NY State's Gunning for His Isaac Newton!

Martin Shkreli -- the controversial pharma exec people love to hate -- might have to part ways with some rare and historic treasures... like an Isaac Newton manuscript! New York state's tax board is going after Shkreli's insane collection of…

Warren Buffett once proposed a 4th Law of Motion to explain the pitfalls of active management

Isaac Newton changed the way we understand the physical universe in the late 1600s with his three laws of motion. The groundbreaking laws explain the relationship between a given body and the forces acting on it, and changes in the body's...Show More Summary

Your Cat May Understand Physics Better Than You Do

According to a new study, cats understand certain laws of physics. Does this make them smarter than their owners? Dog lovers will probably have an opinion on this. If he were still around, Isaac Newton might have one as well. This study may be viewed as evidence...

Neil deGrasse Tyson invokes ‘Star Trek’ and Isaac Newton in touching LGBT tribute

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Astrophysicist and Star Talk host Neil deGrasse Tyson signaled his solidarity with LGBT communities with a short Twitter “lecture” earlier this week. Tyson began his series of tweets with observations regarding rainbows, including Isaac Newton’s assignment of the colors seen in...

15 Observational Facts About Isaac Newton

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

6. That "shoulders of giants" thing was actually an insult.

5 Reasons Why You Need A Mentor

 “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton In the... The post 5 Reasons Why You Need A Mentor appeared first on Lifehack.

Physics Week in Review: June 4, 2016

Among this week's physics highlights: the expansion of the universe is accelerating a lot faster than we thought, Schroedinger's cat can now be alive and dead in two places at once, and Isaac Newton once tried to invent his own...

The Missing Links: The Origin of Video Game Easter Eggs

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Warren Robinett made a huge impact on video game history when he hid his name. News Flash: It would be best to avoid taking a 100,000 volt shock to the skin. I guess he felt like he hadn’t accomplished enough already: Isaac Newton once tried to invent his own language. Show More Summary

Joker Does His Best Isaac Newton on "Suicide Squad" International Magazine Cover

Two new "Suicide Squad"-themed magazine covers feature all of Task Force X and a scary-looking Joker.

Isaac Newton Once Tried To Invent His Own Language 

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things. There’s his laws of motion and theory of gravity. Plus, the dude invented calculus, wrote a lengthy treatise about optics, and dabbled in alchemy for good measure. But few people know that as a young college student, Newton tried to invent his own universal language. Read more...

An Explanation of the Concept-Based Language Invented by Sir Isaac Newton

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In the latest episode of their continually fascinating and informative etymological whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally and visually explain about the little-known languageShow More Summary

Rifles: More on Muzzle Brakes

One morning, while running a knife blade around his eye socket for the purposes of exploration, Sir Isaac Newton thought up his Third Law of Motion, which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is...Show More Summary

When Did Isaac Newton Finally Fail?

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Newton's theory of gravity was so successful it went unchallenged for over 200 years, until one nagging inconsistency of less than one percent changed the Universe.

After Brutal Assault, Queer Man Poses For Stunning Photo Series

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Following his brutal assault in Newton, Australia, Isaac Keatinge was invited by to be featured in a photoshoot to put a positive spin on the story.

Links & Reviews

- The Bodleian Library has acquired the Tolkien-annotated map of Middle Earth found last year.- An Isaac Newton manuscript on Christianity and faith will be sold at PBA Galleries on 2 June.- Matthew Kirschenbaum talked to Craig Fehrman...Show More Summary

Elderly Windsor Square Victorian mansion was no wallflower

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Consider this gabled Victorian a well-traveled dame. Originally built by landholder Isaac Newton Van Nuys — the San Fernando Valley neighborhood is named after him — on a corner in Westlake, the mansion was moved in 1914 by his son, J. Benton Van Nuys, to its current location in Windsor Square....

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