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The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales
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Chile to be the first American country to ban plastic bags in coastal cities
11211
China central bank has told other banks to stop business with N. Korea
5771
WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK government
3975
Puerto Rico faces '4 to 6 months' without power; floods ravage island
531
North Korea may detonate hydrogen bomb in the Pacific
2136
Plastic-degrading fungus found in Pakistan trash dump
2766
Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet: 'Global Learning XPRIZE. The goal is to develop methods to teach 250 million children who do not have access to primary or secondary education the means to teach themselves to read, write, and do math within 15 months.'
20625
Thousands rally in Philippines to warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'
316
First wild bison seen in Germany in 250 years. Local official has it killed.
778
Dozens of perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks have been found at the bottom of the Black Sea. Researchers say their discovery is 'truly unrivaled'. Many of the ships have features that are only known from drawings or written description but never seen until now.
1307
Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 248, Government Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning
19444
1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala
130
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
2208
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
709
Trump announces new N Korea sanctions
2906
France calls for UN action on Rohingya 'genocide'
99
ISIS caliphate near collapse as offensive retakes Raqqa.
574
Another potential Mueller honey pot - Spicer's notebooks: 'Sean Spicer filled "notebook after notebook" during meetings at the Republican National Committee, later at the Trump campaign, and then at the White House.'
650
Equifax has been sending concerned customers to a fake phishing site
41
Twitter Confirms It Is Cooperating with the Russia Probe: The social-media company is expected to tell Senate investigators how Russian bots may have influenced the 2016 election.
175
North Korea state news agency: Kim Jong Un calls Trump deranged, says he will pay dearly for his threats
54
Hawaii reportedly prepares for nuclear attack amid North Korea rhetoric
176
Brexit: Majority of British people believe UK should stay in the EU, finds latest poll
485
Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse
1369
With Court Ruling, Fan Subtitles Officially Copyright Infringement In Sweden
139
Violence Breaks Out As Turkish President Erdogan Speaks In New York
248
North Korea tells the UN: ‘Sanctions will kill our kids’
73
North Korea foreign minister says may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, reports South Korean news agency
36
India slams Pakistan at UN, calls it 'Terroristan
844
To Avoid Future Collisions, U.S. Navy Ships Will Advertise Their Locations in High-Traffic Areas
41
Russia warns Trump that attacking North Korea "is not an option"
39
Turkey Shows Contempt for Peaceful Protest Even in the U.S.
38
North Korean official hints that nation will detonate their strongest weapon over the Pacific
246
Mueller's probe shifts to Trump's presidency
30
Japan calls North Korea's behavior 'absolutely unacceptable'
20
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will end untraceable political ads
694
Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease - Health authorities there have have recorded 159 cases of the infection in the year to September. That is nearly three times the number of cases recorded three years ago.
25
Australians see energy storage as the future, poll finds
72
Declaring that Canada is "no land of wonders," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations on Thursday that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people
379 pri123 The Indians came up with zero, isn't that known?
28 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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15 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.
14 poutineisheaven Russell Peter's father was right.
62 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.
8 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.
18 RespublicaCuriae Thanks, India, for giving the whole world zero to major civilizations during the medieval era.
8 ommanipimmeom Ancient Indians were really on to something.
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3 VonFreeman Indian Numerals.
3 mcampo84 [I'll just leave this here](http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x394wew)