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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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Whale Tales

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Whales stabilize the ocean ecosystem through a mechanism scientists call the “wh...

- A Chronicle of a Whale’s Life, Captured in Earwax
Researchers say earwax can provide data about pesticide exposures, hormone level...

- With Her Kids' Help, Jean Craighead George’s ‘Ice Whale’ Sees Print
The final novel from My Side of the Mountain author Jean Craighead George takes ...

- Ancient Whale Relative Gave Birth on Land
Fossil remains of an ancient pregnant whale suggest that the animal gave birth ...

- Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught on Camera
Biologists are using data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam to study the...