400 Pieces of a Canadian Pi

Isha is a 12-year-old girl living in Maple Ridge, BC, and she’s going to demonstrate something amazing. As she does it, I want you to ask yourself one question: “Why can’t I do the same?” Do you ever struggle to remember passwords, or cell numbers, or what you ate for dinner yesterday? Have you ever …

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Easy As Pi

On March 21st 2015, in Vellore, India, Rajveer Meena recounted pi to 70,000 decimal places. He was blindfolded throughout the entire recall and it took nearly 10 hours to complete. He still holds the Guinness world record. Pi is all around us – it explains the circumference and area of circles and the volume of spheres. Pi …

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Curiosity’s Gap

She sits, bouncing on the edge of the sofa, staring at the TV screen, looking over occasionally at her mother. Trying to anticipate, trying to figure it out. “Who’s he? What’s he doing? Why is he doing that? Mummy? Mummy! Why’s he doing that?…And who’s she? Is she his friend?” “Why don’t you just watch …

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Einstein’s Brain or How is Intelligence Created?

On the 18th April, 1955, Einstein died of heart failure. During his life he had built two of the pillars of modern science. Within seven and a half hours of his death, during the autopsy, Thomas Stoltz Harvey had had Einstein’s brain removed without the family’s permission. Photographs were taken, parts dissected, sent around the world …

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