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In most buildings, there is no 13th floor, because 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures...It's time to end the superstition, and the year 2013 is the perfect time to do it. Perhaps the most bizarre current case of triskaidekaphobia, as
Manchester needs your teeth The city's science festival plans a palace built out of them, as part of an exhibition on stem cell research. Then scamper outside and start counting sunflower head spirals The Tooth Fairy is building a palace in the north.
On Friday, the Magazine marked the death of Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Count von Count, by revisiting a BBC radio interview in which the Count said his favourite number was 34,969 (187 squared). In response to that piece ,
So Perfect, They Had to Die Posted by David Metcalfe on August 5, 2012 You've seen their shells in science textbooks, design magazines, and haggard hotel wall art, quite soon those might be the only places you'll find one of nature's most
West Texas Intermediate futures, trading Wednesday near $90 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, is set to reverse this month's advance after stalling before its 200-day mean at $96.47, Commerzbank predicts. Prices may be dragged toward $83.
Sunflowers and Fibonacci An interesting group participation project for the Manchester Science Fair: growing sunflowers!...Today's video is a good beginning for a Monday morning in spring. It tells you a little about Fibonacci numbers in nature, a
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, reduced admission! $10. Notes on Chamberworks Voices of the Earth (Michel Gentile) Voices of
The Travel Library/Rex Features If ever there was a man for bright ideas, it was Alan Turing , and he would have loved this. The whole of Manchester is being invited to plant sunflowers as part of the current centenary celebrations of his birth; and
Text Size I got a bit of hate e-mail over the last few weeks from the Gold Bugs who thought I didn't know what I was talking about when I forecasted a multi-month consolidation and correction in Gold was imminent. I've written ad nauseum about crowd
Text Size A few weeks ago I penned a public article and private forecast for my subscribers calling for a major correction in Gold being due. Gold had dropped a stunning $208 per ounce in 3 days catching most by surprise...Let's see if I can answer