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The Joys of Longer Hangovers

Science  13 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5916, pp. 875
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5916.875

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Mathematicians at the Joint Mathematics Meetings showed a better way to get an overhang with a large set of bricks by translating the problem of stacking bricks into a problem about random walks.