Local USVI News

July 2020

All posts published in July 2020

21 posts

The Math of Social Distancing Is a Lesson in Geometry


Sphere packing might seem like a topic only a mathematician could love. Who else could get excited about finding the most efficient way to arrange circles in the plane, or spheres in space? But right now, millions of people all over the world are thinking abou... More »

It's Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite


If a worm and a snake had a slimy, scandalous love child, it might look something like a caecilian: a legless creature that's actually neither worm nor snake but a soil-dwelling amphibian found in tropics across the globe.Content to spend most of their time be... More »