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Game Theory: The Science of Decision-Making

When you’re hanging out with your friends, you probably don’t think too hard about the math behind the decisions you’re making. But there’s a whole field of math — and science — that applies to social interactions. It’s called Game Theory. Game theory was pioneered in the 1950s by mathematician …

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Google Maps is Different in Other Countries

In 2010 Nicaragua invaded Costa Rica. When asked why they’d seized territory, they claimed it belonged to them…. On Google Maps. Who did Costa Rica turn to first? Nicaragua? The United Nations? No They went straight to Google, because in the eyes of the world Google Maps has become the …

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Understanding Time Zones

In the old days each town would keep their own times, with a town clock being set to noon when the Sun reached its highest point in the sky. However by the late 19th century rail had begun to move people across great distances. Schedules became very confusing as each …

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No Human Has Ever Left Earth’s Atmosphere, Here’s Why

Through the history of space exploration so far, we’ve debated where the earth’s atmosphere ends, and space begins. And your surprise for the day is that according to newly unearthed observations, our atmosphere is way bigger than we ever thought. Like it goes past the moon. We’ve mostly defined space …

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