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Submission + - The perfect way to slice a pizza (newscientist.com)

iamapizza writes: New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article;

"The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-centre, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-centre cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighbouring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?"

This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of "sharing" a pizza.

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Submission + - The 10 most significant eclipses in history (mendhak.com)

iamapizza writes: Eclipses have played a major role in human history ever since we have held them in deep suspicion and known them to be the work of evil forces. So much was the fear of eclipses that they had the power to change the course of history. This article takes a look at some of the most important eclipses and what their effect was on the the people and events surrounding it. Some of the stories include how an eclipse saved Christopher Columbus' life, how the Middle Ages ended and Einstein's eclipse.

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