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Steven Strogatz

In this live interview from the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ira asks mathematicians and educators if there’s a better way to learn math.

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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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The Science of Laughing and Humor

- No Joke: Science Is A Laughing Matter
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...

- Tickling Gorillas and the Evolution of Laughter
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...

- Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?

- Laughter and Health
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?

- Smiling In Groups
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.