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Steven Strogatz

Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.

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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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Happy Holidays!

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Rick Bates, of Penn State University, shares handy tips for how to care for your...

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A perennial holiday mystery: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog?

- Keep the Holidays Merry - and Safe
Find out how to poison-proof holiday gatherings, and keep the holidays happy.

- Stress
You've survived the big family Thanksgiving get-together -- but now the winter h...

- Food Failures: Cookie Science Secrets
In this episode, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on ...