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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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Summer's Here!

- What's Your IQ on SPF?
A look at the science of sunscreen: how it intercepts the sun's rays, whether it...

- Myths and Tips on Keeping Your Cool This Summer
Think caffeine dehydrates you? Or that you can't get too much water on a hot day...

- Relishing the Science of the BBQ
Mayo myth-busters, a ketchup jar that never jams, and a salute to the pickle.

- The Experimental Traveler: Take A Science Vacation
Plan a scientific summer getaway around Grand Canyon geology, tidepools or volca...

- Summer Science: Lightning
Thousands of lightning strikes occur each minute on Earth. We'll talk about the ...