Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Roman Numerals: Where Is the Zero?

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Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employ combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values. The Roman numeral system is a positional numbering system. This system employs some capital letters as symbols to represent certain numbers, most numbers are written as combinations of letters. For example,…

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Fascinated by Animals? Take this Quiz!

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Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head.  The word “kangaroo” derives from the Guugu Yimithirr word gangurru. The name was first recorded as “kanguru” on 12 July 1770. There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia.  Now…

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Did You Know… Google or Googol?

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When searching for the word “Googol” Wikipedia advices “Not to be confused with Google.” But, is there any relationship in between those concepts? A googol is the large number 10100; that is, the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes: The term was coined in 1920 by 9-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of…

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Exciting News: We’re Expecting a Baby Girl

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The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced on the popular social network that he will become a father: “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” “Now we’ll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation.” That’s one of…

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