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A Topology Joke to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Ian Agol is a University of California mathematician who was awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work on 3-D topology. He shares a special joke about how topologists view breakfast. Editor's Note (6/3/16): In honor of National Doughnut Day, Scientific American has updated and republished the following video, originally published in November 2015.

June 3, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers and James Drew

Ancient Sculpture Garden Was Built by Neandertals

In a cave in France archaeologists have found some of the oldest human constructions ever discovered but no one knows what they are. Nature Video takes a look. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 27, 2016 — Nature Video

Sunken Treasures from 2 Long-Lost Ancient Cities Now on Display

For centuries, two fabled Egyptian cities lay hidden in the Nile delta – until underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio found them. A new exhibition explores their treasures. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 18, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 20, 2016 — Nature Video
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