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Slow path to recovery for southern right whales

The first population assessment since the end of the whaling era reveals that New Zealand southern right whales have some way to go before numbers return to pre-industrial levels. Reporting this week in Royal Society Open ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Ecology
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How a farm boy from Wales gave the world pi

One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or "pi", but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn't come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Mathematics
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What are they doing with my data? 

You go shopping. You check-out at the cashier and are ready to pay. The cashier pulls out a camera and takes a picture of you, your bill and your credit card. You ask the cashier why. He tells you that the photo enables the ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Other
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