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What is zero? How did it come about?
Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something.
Once upon a time, zero wasn’t really a number. Its journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was a meandering one. Today, zero is both a placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an absence of a value, and as a number in its own right.
But it wasn’t always seen as that, and it still doesn’t act quite like other numbers. Can you divide by zero, for example? Hannah Fry explains how zero came about, from its origins in ancient civilisations, through the resistance it faced from the Roman numeral system, to being the cornerstone of calculus.
Animated by Andrew Khosravani • Sound Design: Ed Prosser.
Finally, the 5th installment of the machine’s saga created by Jossie Malis.
1. A small tongue in a gun that, when pressed by the finger, fires the gun.
2. A device pulled or pressed to release something.
3. Anything that causes a reaction: A trigger for the holy cause.
Space elevators. Are they are thing that we should talk about?
|Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.|
A short film about a pair of scissors trying to escape a kitchen.
A film by David Sandell • Sound & music by Oskar Vallinder.
“Everything at some point has been declared the root of all evil.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy.
Though the sins have fluctuated over time, the currently recognized list includes pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. There is a parallel tradition of seven virtues.
The seven deadly sins are called “capital” because they are the origins of other vices.