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Sneaky 6-year-old gets caught asking Alexa for help with math homework

According to New Jersey mom Yerelyn Cueva, her 6-year-old son Jariel’s favorite subject is math. Okay, the kid likes numbers. Nothing unusual there. That fact, however, is also why his mom was surprised one day to hear the voice of Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa coming from another room in her house — where, upon investigating, she found Jariel hunched over a table asking Alexa to solve problems for him so he could get through his first-grade winter break math homework a little faster. “It was just any regular day of…

Math genius Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

WASHINGTON: Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40. Mirzakhani' friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday (Jul 15) on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran. "A light was turned off today. It breaks my heart ..... gone far too soon," wrote Naderi, a former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA. A light was turned off today.…