What makes someone a mathematical genius?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- David Pearson, Anglia Ruskin University The film The Man Who Knew Infinity tells the gripping story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an exceptionally talented, self-taught Indian mathematician. While in India, more…

Short in stature, this man a giant in history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2040215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kit Carson[/caption] Fur trapper, Indian agent and soldier was Kit Carson. His exploits west of the Mississippi were as famous as Daniel Boone's east. more…

12-year-old boy set for college

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBCNEWS) — Two California universities have offered admission to an unusual applicant: A student who is just 12 years old. Tanishq Abraham, of Sacramento, received acceptances to the more…

Napoleon Bonaparte pooh-poohed this brilliant idea

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3319644" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Early steam-powered ship[/caption] The SS Savannah left May 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first more…

School board bans climate change-denying materials

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Portland Tribune) In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in more…