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Right for all to access the internet is ‘non-negotiable’, says Indian Minister for Law & Information Technology at global cyberspace meet
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A Romanian woman and her two kids have been found in an Italian basement, where they had been held and tortured for 10 years
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UK officially falls out of world’s top five economies, Government admits
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Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known
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Russia accused of 'cover-up' as authorities admit seeing dramatic spike in radiation - but refuse to investigate source
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Trump exposed covert Israeli commando raid deep in Syria to Russia
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'Explosion' detected near site of missing Argentinian submarine, navy confirms
450
UK's PM Theresa May Calls for Continued “War against Drugs”, Despite Her Own Research Indicating its Failure
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Öræfajökull: Iceland's biggest volcano waking up after centuries raising fears of possible eruption: Scientists recently discovered the formation of a 1km-wide "ice cauldron" in the ice-cap of the volcano's caldera.
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Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species
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Justin Trudeau Is ‘Very Concerned’ With FCC’s Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality: “We need to continue to defend net neutrality”
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India successfully fires world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile from Su-30 fighter jet
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Unpaid Zara garment workers say they still haven't seen a cent
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EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade - A new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.
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A lost 3,000-year-old castle has been discovered by divers and researchers in Turkey’s Lake Van. The spectacular ruins are thought to be those of a fortress built by the Uratu civilisation which flourished in the iron age between the 9th and 6th centuries BC.
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15 ISIS militants beheaded by own comrades in East of Afghanistan
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Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday
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White nationalist Richard Spencer reportedly banned from 26 European nations.
521
Concerns Over Yemen as Saudi Arabia Agrees to Buy $7 Billion in Weapons From U.S. Firms
59
An Arrest in France Freaks Out the Kremlin Kleptocracy
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Palestine cuts all ties with the United States following the closure of the PLO's office in Washington D.C.
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US intelligence official told Israel Russia had 'leverage' over Trump, says report
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American mercenaries are torturing' Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince - and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down 'just to send a messag
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Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries-A study of pictures of Earth by night has revealed that artificial light is growing brighter and more extensive every year. Scientists say a "loss of night" in many countries is having negative consequences for "flora, fauna, and human well-being".
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Internet Defenders Urge Mass Revolt to Fight FCC's "Scorched-Earth" Attack on Net Neutrality: "FCC Pai is handing over the internet to a few humongous gatekeepers who see the rest of us as products to be delivered to advertisers, not as citizens needing communications that serve democracy's needs.'
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Elon Musk's giant lithium ion battery completed by Tesla in South Australia's Mid North - “ahead of a December 1 operation deadline.”
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No subsidies for green power projects before 2025, says UK Treasury: Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon levies.
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Australian paramedics fulfil dying woman's wish to go to the beach
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Facebook to show users if they 'liked' alleged Russian propaganda: The social media giant Facebook is working on a tool to let users know if they 'liked' any of the accounts allegedly pushing Russian propaganda. The company believes some 146 million Americans were exposed to such posts
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Mitsubishi latest Japanese firm to admit faking product data
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Vladimir Putin tells Russian arms firms to be ready for war
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Grace, Robert Mugabe reportedly ‘too depressed’ while cooped up at ‘Blue Roof’. The former president is said to be “so depressed he couldn’t lift his feet” as he watched his countrymen celebrate his exit from power
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Honduras president seeks 2nd term despite constitutional ban
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Thunderstorms observed triggering nuclear reactions in the sky
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Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship - Says Google is acting under strong political pressure from US authorities
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Head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Any New War in Middle East Will Lead to Israel's 'Eradication'
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13 years in a row, South Korea is No. 1 in suicide rate among OECD countries
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Facebook to Show Users Which Russian Propaganda They Followed
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Iranian warships will soon depart for the Gulf of Mexico
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Rwanda Offers to Take 30,000 Refugees After Human Auctions in Libya Spark Anger - Rwanda "cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated & auctioned off like cattle," the govt says, adding that they "may not be able to welcome everyone but our door is wide open."
381 pri123 The Indians came up with zero, isn't that known?
25 autotldr This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/14/much-ado-about-nothing-ancient-indian-text-contains-earliest-zero-symbol) reduced by 85%. (I'm a bot) ***** > In the fragile document, zero does not yet feature as a number in its own right, but as a placeholder in a number system, just as the "0" in "101" indicates no tens. > It also sowed the seed for zero as a number, which is first described in a text called Brahmasphutasiddhanta, written by the Indian astronomer and mathematician Brahmagupta in 628AD. "This becomes the birth of the concept of zero in it's own right and this is a total revolution that happens out of India," said Du Sautoy. > Despite developing sophisticated maths and geometry, the ancient Greeks had no symbol for zero showing that while the concept zero may now feel familiar, it is not an obvious one. ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/700rai/ancient_indian_script_contains_earliest_zero/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 1.65, ~209585 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **zero**^#1 **number**^#2 **symbol**^#3 **manuscript**^#4 **concept**^#5
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17 APFSDS-T In hindsight it's easy to wonder about so many things that were invented seemingly much later than you'd expect. Zero seems like such an obvious, essential concept to have been invented and popularized relatively late. Like I wonder why no one tried to build a bicycle before 19th century.
15 poutineisheaven Russell Peter's father was right.
63 perplexedm Calculus created in India 250 years before Newton: study http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/calculus-created-in-india-250-years-before-newton-study-1.632433 People in that region used astrology, vaasthu, etc. in their daily lives, vedic mathematics evolved a lot because of that.
11 SigmundColumn What's interesting is the religious resistance to the idea of zero. Something something creatio ex nihilo. Remember the Roman numerals have no such marker. I think it was only in Venice when they realized how much easier it is to do accounting with it, so it bled in to the West that way. There used to be abacus vs algebra competitions to see who could calculate faster. Read [this](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero:_The_Biography_of_a_Dangerous_Idea). It's one of my faves.
16 RespublicaCuriae Thanks, India, for giving the whole world zero to major civilizations during the medieval era.
9 ommanipimmeom Ancient Indians were really on to something.
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4 [deleted] Indian Numerals.