Monday show notes 09-17-18
Surprising hidden order unites prime numbers and crystal-like materials
The seemingly random digits known as prime numbers are not nearly as scattershot as previously thought. A new analysis by Princeton University researchers has uncovered patterns in primes that are similar to those found in the positions of atoms inside certain crystal-like materials.
Cannibal Nutrition and Self-Colonoscopies Win Accolades at the 2018 Ig Nobels
Scientists from around the world gathered at Harvard University on Sept. 13 to accept unconventional prizes for their highly unusual research.
Twitter Alternative Gab.AI Blocked by Google for ‘Hate Speech
Somewhere in the “community standards” that Facebook demands everyone follow is a real doozy. The social-media company has told author and commentator Jamie Glazov the standards forbid an article about how to prevent jihadi attacks on Americans.
‘EXTINCTION-LEVEL’ EVENT FOR WEB MOVES FORWARD
Members of the European Parliament have voted to approve new web copyright rules and regulations that have been described by a prominent privacy organization as an “extinction-level” event.