The enchanted woodlands of rural Scotland are filled with many exotic animals, including ravenous ravens, unbearable bears, cowardly cows, and, I believe, a hippopotamus or two. But no critter can cause more havoc in the Highlands than the simple badger.
This month marks the 116th anniversary of the first public announcement of Russell's Paradox. Back in 1902, British philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell discovered a logical conundrum that proved that all of mathematics was built on a mountain of lies. Russell had found an inconsistency in set theory, which was the foundation of all mathematics at the time.
Another NFL season is about to begin, and football coaches across this great land are determined to unearth any information that will give their team an advantage. Well, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research just released a study that may help them find that elusive edge.
Everyone knows that in the olden days, people spoke Latin. However, did you know that in the really olden days, they spoke a language called Old Latin. The earliest example of this comes from the Duenos inscription, an artifact that dates back to the 7th century B.C. It consists of a series of continuous letters wrapped around three conjoined pots (pictured above).