Archive - Mar 4, 2007 - Story

Muslim tiles herald early mathematical breakthroughs

A new study of Islamic tile art indicates that the designers had made stunning breakthroughs in mathematics. The quasicrystalline designs, produced in the 15th century, were not created until 500 years later in the western world.

Nicholas Howe, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies in Oakland, California

Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.

March is "Play the Recorder" month

Remus Fletcher of the Kingdom of AEthlemearc reminds us that March is "Play the Recorder Month," and that March 11, in particular, is "Play the Recorder Day."