Saturday, March 14 (3/14)
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie.
Visit the official PI website: https://www.piday.org/
We’re all aware that many international, regional and local events are either canceled or postponed. A simple Google search will reveal many results: https://www.google.com/search?q=postponed+due+to+coronavirus&oq=postponed+due+to+coronavirus
The Dark Side of Daylight Saving Time
Research reveals the hazards of springing forward as the clocks on the wall advance but our body clocks don’t so easily.
- A train hurtled around a corner at 82 mph, eventually coming off the rails and killing four passengers.
- Decades earlier, faulty decision-making resulted in the deaths of the seven-person crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- Years before these events, a stuck valve regulating the supply of coolant to a nuclear reactor nearly resulted in the meltdown of a nuclear plant in Pennsylvania.
In each of these cases, poor or inadequate sleep was one of the factors that contributed to the failure.
Even if you are not an engineer working in one of those contexts, the odds are pretty good that you occasionally get a poor night’s sleep. In fact, over one-third of American adults sleep less than the suggested minimum seven hours a night and two-thirds of American teens sleep less than their minimum recommended eight hours. Even for those with good sleep hygiene, there is one time of year when you are likely to be short on sleep—the annual shift to daylight saving time.