Isaac Newton

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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. (...)

According to a study from the University of California, Berkeley, an obese driver is 78 per cent more likely to die in a car crash than a smaller, thinner person

Crash test experts are now having to create fatter and heavier dummies to better simulate what happens when cars come to a sudden, unexpected stop. G(...)

Politicians must deal with Trumpism and anti-Trumpism. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

First, a physics lesson. For every action, Isaac Newton told us, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So just as politicians everywhere must cont(...)

The actual apple tree under which Sir Isaac Newton sat when a falling apple inspired him to develop an explanation for gravity. Photograph: Ann Moynihan

A falling apple struck genius Sir Isaac Newton on the head, inspiring him to discover the law of gravity, or so the story goes. Now seeds from that ve(...)

Ryan Moore rides Minding to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes  at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Ruby Walsh has pinpointed the Grand Steeplechase de Paris, French racing’s equivalent of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, as his next major international targ(...)

Questions on topical developments such as the Large Hadron Collider featured in a Leaving Cert higher level physics paper presented in “an unusual manner”. File photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Leaving Cert students on Monday faced a demanding higher level physics paper which tested the most able of students, according to teachers. Pat Doyle(...)

Ryan Moore (R) partnered Aidan O’Brien’s Churchill to victory in the opening race at Royal Ascot on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Ryan Moore enjoyed a day to remember as Twilight Son emerged victorious after a thrilling climax to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Henry (...)

When your birthday falls on Christmas Day, you may be shortchanged in the presents (and cake) department. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s it like being born on Christmas Day? As you feverishly open your presents, spare a thought for those poor, forgotten children who have to shar(...)

Astrology: a tool for interpreting the world? Illustration: Thinkstock

A time traveller from Jesus’s day would be shocked at what has happened to the discipline of astrology. Once ranked as a serious science, it is now a(...)

Albert Einstein: 1905 was later referred to as his Annus mirabilis – or extraordinary year – and this when he was just 26

There has been a lot of talk this year about that physicist guy Albert Einstein, the fellow with the wild hair. Why are people talking about him?&n(...)

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