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Calculators ‘a plus’ for young mathematicians after all

Image copyright Alamy There was a time, not so long ago, when calculators were spurned as the handmaid of the lazy maths student. But according to the latest research, far from hindering young maths pupils, these little magic boxes actually aid them with their arithmetic skills. Academics for the Education ...

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Record-breaking pizza topped with 111 different types of cheese

The world record for greatest variety of cheese on a pizza was broken on March 15 through the combined efforts of three German companies: delivery service Pizza.de, game developer Assemble Entertainment (which recently released Pizza Connection 3), and pizza chain Vadoli. The relatively normal-sized pizza contained 111 different types ...

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Markets edgy on trade war fears

Image copyright AFP Stock markets have been hit by fears that US President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products could trigger a trade war. Japan’s Nikkei share index fell 4.5% and in the US the Dow Jones sank 2.9%. China responded to news of ...

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Cuomo, de Blasio feud gets ugly over NYCHA funding

The governor and the mayor ratcheted up their fight for superhero status in the battle to save NYCHA Thursday, with both sides dispatching minions to make it personal. The battle escalated as Gov. Cuomo made his third visit to a public housing apartment in 10 days in his ...

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UK firm to contest move to make new passports in France

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDe la Rue boss Martin Sutherland The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, the current British manufacturer has said. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour ...

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