142. Zero

142. Zero

By Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist

Saturday, 25 September

Did any number cause as much trouble as zero? It stranded ships; it scrambles the brains of mathematicians, calendar users and computers; it even got itself banned in Florence. Math(s) communicator and drag queen Kyne explains the Terminator of numbers.

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