Best of 2017 // #100: 1900’s Pentagon Mystery

Tiles made of regular pentagons - shapes with equal sides and angles - cannot completely cover an infinite plane, no matter how you arrange them. Once you start distorting the shapes, however, interesting things begin to happen. /READ MORE// The life code that will reshape the future In 1918, German Mathematician Karl Reinhardt described five irregular pentagons that...

Best of 2017 // #95: Is Dust Making You Fat?

It appears dust bunnies might be more than just a nuisance to your nose.  Researchers have concluded dust may, in fact, be making you heavier. /READ MORE// Is your Morning Cup of Coffee Slowly Killing You? Dust in our residential homes is full of pollutants, and that can include industrial chemicals like BPA which can leach into...

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