Category: Sciences

  • Magic Numbers: the golden ratio

    Magic Numbers: the golden ratio

    “Geometry has two great treasures: one is the theorem of Pythagoras, the other the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a mass of gold, the second we may call a precious jewel“. Johannes Kepler [1] The golden ratio is a special number: it has had multiple…

  • The Lion-man, the oldest sculpture in the world

    The Lion-man, the oldest sculpture in the world

    Since the 19th century, the Hohlenstein-Stadel cave in Germany had already been the subject of various archaeological excavations. The importance of the site was therefore well known, but when Robert Wetzel and Otto V√∂lzing started a new excavation campaign between 1937 and 1939, they could not imagine what they would find. Indeed, on 25 August…

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