Beware of the media when they report solutions to problems allegedly posed by Newton.

A current claim is that a 16-year old kid that goes by the name of Shouryya Ray solved a 350-year old problem allegedly formulated by Sir Isaac Newton.

An article putting in the right perspective Ray’s solution is given here.

Still, Ray must be praised for solving what old school-trained mathematicians and physicists were not able to solve.

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