Mathematician Finds Pythagorean Triples On Ancient Babylonian Tablet

A University of New South Wales, Sydney mathematician has discovered the oldest example of applied geometry ever recorded, the university’s newsroom reports . The tablet illustrates the use of Pythagorean triples in dividing land, 1,100 years before the geometric principle was recorded by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. On a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet map recovered in Iraq… Continue reading Mathematician Finds Pythagorean Triples On Ancient Babylonian Tablet

Stone Age axe dating back 1.3 million years unearthed in Morocco

Researchers find North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years. Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported on Wednesday. The find pushes back by hundreds of thousands of years the start date… Continue reading Stone Age axe dating back 1.3 million years unearthed in Morocco