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How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.

Euclid's fourth axiom says that all right angles are equal. But isn't that obvious?

Five basic facts from the father of geometry.

Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all been written already!

Why there is a limit to how much better computer chips can get and what it's got to do with black holes.

In 2004 Stephen Hawking famously conceded that black holes do not devour all information when they swallow matter — seemingly resolving the black hole information paradox that had perplexed physicists for decades. But some argue that the paradox remains open and we must abandon our simple picture of spacetime to unravel it.