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László Fejes Tóth’s theorem proved

A Chinese-Russian tandem proved László Fejes Tóth’s zone conjecture. For more than 40 years, mathematicians in the field of discrete and combinatorial geometry were trying to prove the theorem. Finally, Alexandr Polyanskii and Zilin Jiang from the Israel Institute of…

Keep Calm and Brexit On

If the way the Brexit negotiations are handled is not one of the best examples of Murphy’s laws, then what is? “If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.” Yesterday, this “something” manifested in the form…

New development in the Brexit talks!

According to Donald Tusk on Twitter several minutes ago, he and Theresa May are “getting closer to sufficient progress” to attack stage two talks in December. “Tell me why I like Mondays! Encouraged after my phone call with Taoiseach @campaignforleo…

Irreconcilable differences?

The negotiations of the UK-EU divorce are still going on, but who gets custody of Northern Ireland? Although there have been no concrete developments in the UK-EU negotiations, there are rumours circulating that a draft with the Irish border solution…

Good Auld Ireland

How well do you know the Irish countryside? Do you look for new walking and hiking trails, visit castles and ruins, explore the prehistoric sites? Have you been to Dun Aonghasa, seen the Shanes Castle, walked the Viking Triangle, climbed…

A gender-neutral France?

The French take their national motto seriously. They are proud of their  “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” formula, which is French for “liberty, equality, fraternity”. Today, the accent is made on “equality”.   “Every three days, a woman dies in a domestic…

All set for Black Friday?

Black Friday is coming to Ireland! All shops, big and small, actual and virtual, promise you discounts between 20 and 70 per cent this weekend. We’ll save you some time and post here some of the best deals you can…

A way back home

Hundreds of thousands of Rohinguya Muslims are to return home. Today, a deal between Bangladesh and Myanmar was signed, allowing the Rohingya refugees to return to their home country. No timeline or any other details of the agreement have yet…

Too Cool for School

Ireland and the UK are slacking off in the education sector.   Bertelsmann Stiftung, a private operating foundation that promotes reform processes to build a future-oriented society, published an Index Report 2017, the Social Justice in the EU. According to…

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