They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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When the Mona Lisa Is NP-Hard
Bob Bosch and Tom Wexler have developed a new way to make your favorite masterpieces into connect-the-dots puzzles. All you need is a little bit of quantification and a lot of computing time...
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Last month, I wrote about the Cantor set, a mathematical space that is an interesting mix of small and large. It's small in the sense that its length is 0.
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I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, with a private account to share family photos with friends. Last year, I decided to start up a second account, @FlyingTrilobite, to share my art in process, and the sort of things I normally share on my blog...
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