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Strange Science: Babylonian Trigonometry

For years, mathematicians and scientists have believed that the Greeks developed trigonometry. However, an new analysis of a 3,700-year-old Babylonian artifact has changed their tune. Plimpton 332, a Babylonian tablet that was excavated in the early 1900s, contains the world’s … Continue reading

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Order from Chaos

An essay by Dr. Albert Ratzwaren, as provided by Denzell Cooper Art by Luke Spooner I’d never killed anyone before, but killing myself seemed like the next logical step. The traffic beneath the bridge zipped by, headlights illuminating the tarmac … Continue reading

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The Eversible Antarctic Sky – Part Two

An essay by Desmond Ashmore, as provided by James Hanson Art by Luke Spooner Click here for Part One! May 25th, 1863 I have been vindicated by my machine, which was unfortunately audible for the better part of three days … Continue reading

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The Eversible Antarctic Sky – Part One

An essay by Desmond Ashmore, as provided by James Hanson Art by Leigh Legler January 26th, 1875, At Sea The purpose of our expedition as stated in our charter is twofold: to determine the ultimate fate of Baxendell’s expedition of … Continue reading

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Damned Souls and Statistics

An essay by Allison Merton, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye “But Pascal expected a reward of infinite value. Do you?” His eyes, shadowy as a charcoal drawing, fixed me. His face was bleak and gray, his … Continue reading

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Gauss’s Invitation

Selected correspondence received by Professor Hans Dorfenheimer during the “Martian Troubles” (1908-1909), compiled by Gary Cuba Illustration by Justine McGreevy Rev. Richard Gauss Denver, Colorado, September 3, 1908 Professor Doctor Hans Dorfenheimer, Göttingen, Germany Dear Prof. Dorfenheimer, In reply to … Continue reading

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