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Steven Strogatz

As we celebrate Pi Day, mathematician Steven Strogatz talks about how the ancients calculated pi—and how you can do it at home.

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Did you know some infinities are bigger than others? Or that one is equal to .99999999999 repeating? Just a few of the math mysteries in *The Joy of X*, a new book by Steven Strogatz.

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Did you know some infinities are bigger than others? Or that one is equal to .99999999999 repeating? Just a few of the math mysteries in *The Joy of X*, a new book by Steven Strogatz.

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What are the odds? How are we connected? And does it all add up? Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics, joins us to run the numbers.

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Chances are you've heard of the 'small world' idea of six degrees of separation. But is it correct?

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- Mental Exercise and Dementia
Can regular mental exercise help slow down the progress of dementia?

- Walking Your Way To A Bigger Brain
Can exercise help keep aging brains healthy?

- The Science Of Yoga: The Risks And The Rewards
New York Times science writer William Broad’s book investigates popular health c...