Science and mysteries

  • 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

    In 1939, during a series of archaeological excavations at the Hohlenstein-Stadel cave in Germany, some fragments of a singular sculpture were found that was immediately called “the Lion-Man”. However, the most extraordinary detail is not the curious features, but rather its origins: with about 32,000 years of age it is the oldest sculpture in the […]

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