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Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, now with its fountain

When Frederick the Great was crowned King of Prussia in 1740 he immediately revived the Berlin Academy of Sciences and invited scholars from throughou(...)

Overall, the potential costs associated with waiting greatly outweigh the benefits.

You have a decent pot of money earning next to nothing in the bank. Frustrated, you want to invest in a diversified portfolio, but you’re worried you(...)

An  approximation of how Monday’s eclipse will look from Ireland – weather permitting.

Many parts of the United States will darken on Monday due to a rare cosmic coincidence as millions witness a total solar eclipse. The astronomical eve(...)

The 2017 path of the Great Americian Eclipse which will be seen on August 21st. Source: NASA

Next Monday, August 21st, the shadow of the Moon will bring a two-minute spell of darkness as it sweeps across the United States along a path from Ore(...)

It’s a piece of cake: One way to remember the value of pi is by means of a ‘piem’, a poem whose words have letters corresponding to the digits of pi
It’s as easy as pi

Every circle has the property that the distance around it is just over three times the distance across. This has been known since the earliest times. (...)

What’s going to happen? Technical analysts try to predict future price trends by studying past price action and charts

Some investors aren’t interested in spending hours studying a company’s fundamentals. They look for answers by studying price action and charts. Is th(...)

IFA president Joe Healy drives a combine harvester to the Department of Agriculture offices on Kildare St in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A combine harvester blocked traffic for a time outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin’s Kildare Street on Monday as tillage farmers intensifi(...)

From Mallow to Cambridge: Mathematician Robert Murphy

“A brilliant meteor that flared intensely but all too briefly”; this was how Des MacHale described the Cork-born mathematician Robert Murphy in his bi(...)

James Joyce - It is said he wrote Finnegans Wake  to “keep the critics busy for 300 years”. It’s keeping   mathematicians busy too. Photograph: Hulton Getty

Tomorrow we celebrate Bloomsday, the day of action in Ulysses. Most of us regard Joyce’s singular book as a masterpiece, even if we have not read it. (...)

 John Templeton:  “The four most dangerous words in investing are ‘This time it’s different’ ”  Photograph: PA/Wire

Sometimes, you can find more wisdom in a single sentence than in an entire book, and that’s particularly true amongst the investment and trading frate(...)

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