Archive for August 28th, 2017

Trigonometry Before the Greeks


(Telegraph Science) – Sarah Knapton:

A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. …

telegraph 2017/08/24 babylonian

Plimpton 332 tablet


How Will the Supreme Court Respond to the Arpaio Pardon?


(Atlantic Politics) – Garrett Epps:

Though its major import is President Trump’s official endorsement of racist discrimination in law enforcement, a flagrant contempt for judges and the law is the subtext. …

theatlantic 2017/08 538137

Joe Arpaio and Donald Trump