A new batch of Australian five-year-olds has just started school, eager to learn to read and write. Unfortunately for them, English has one of the most difficult spelling systems of any language, thanks to the way it developed. A patchwork of many languages Words from Germanic Anglo-Saxon (woman, Wednesday) and Old Norse (thrust, give) were
So many of us work hard every day and feel like we can barely get through it without needing some sort of energy boost. We tend to turn to sugar for a quick pick-me-up, but that’s really doing more harm than good. Many people don’t realize that the sluggish and even bloated feeling we get during
What’s so amazing about math is that no amount of cultural transformation, social change or new technology can change the fact that one plus one equals two! It is incorruptible, unchangeable and it provides a coherent basis of measurement, defining all spatial relationships with divine precision. Mathematics translates our spiritual world into manifest, physical formulas.