ICYM any of these:

**1)**Having fun teaching calculus to non-calculus people:

https://napmath.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/delicious-lessons-in-calculus/

**2)**Evelyn Lamb covered the current measles outbreak this week with emphasis on a key number:

**http://tinyurl.com/qffnzyk**

**3)**Cathy O'Neil on math and medals:

http://horizonsaftermath.blogspot.com/2015/02/i-love-math-and-i-hate-fields-medal.html

**4)**

*" offers up a paradox very reminiscent of Aristotle's "wheel paradox":*

**"Futility Closet**http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/02/01/the-coin-paradox/

**5)**If you're into some of the critical names and issues surrounding applied statistics (especially in the social sciences) then this longish Deborah Mayo post is sure to entertain:

http://errorstatistics.com/2015/01/31/2015-saturday-night-brainstorming-and-task-forces-1st-draft/

...also at Deborah's blog this week a guest post from Stephen Senn on statistically pooled data:

http://errorstatistics.com/2015/02/05/stephen-senn-is-pooling-fooling-guest-post/

**6)**And a piece from the

**Washington Post**also outlining two big issues for science: 1) explaining its findings to the public and 2) reproducibility:

**http://tinyurl.com/n2sc3ek**

**7)**I suspect these logic tasks/puzzles (Wason Selection Task) are familiar to most readers here, but if they're not, you should work through them, or perhaps try them out on some friends:

http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/wason/Default.aspx

...and many more conundrums from this site listed here:

http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/

**8)**Not math, but just some nutty, ongoing fun from Andrew Gelman this week:

http://andrewgelman.com/2015/01/15/picking-ideal-seminar-speaker-ultimate-bracket/

http://andrewgelman.com/2015/02/02/deciding-ultimate-seminar-speaker-rules/

**9)**H/T to John Allen Paulos for pointing me to this interview ("

*The Stuff of Proof*") with philosopher/writer Penelope Maddy on foundational aspects of mathematics; it's pretty 'meta' and philosophical, but if you like that sort of thing, quite interesting:

**http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/the-stuff-of-proof/**

**10)**An intro to some topology ideas from "

*":*

**ThatsMaths**http://thatsmaths.com/2015/02/05/perelmans-theorem-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire/

**11)**A quick note that Max Tegmark's "

**Our Mathematical Universe**" and Nate Silver's "

**The Signal and the Noise**" are both newly-out in paperback.

**12)**pick and choose from

*weekly entries:*

**MikesMathPage**http://mikesmathpage.wordpress.com/

...By the way, at the end of a number theory post today, Mike especially recommends the following 3-min. video of award-winner Manjul Bhargava, for young people interested in math:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20140812-the-musical-magical-number-theorist/

__(just extra NON-math links for your enjoyment) :__

**The Potpourri BONUS**FOUR-for-the-price-of-1... I love bird nestcam websites of which there are now a large selection on the internet... a few current favorites:

**a.**Two Great Horned Owl sites:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/57878544

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/46/Great_Horned_Owls/

**b.**California hummingbird nestcam:

http://www.bellahummingbird.com/

**c.**Albatross nestcam (Hawaii):

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/

(

*these live webcams can prove hopelessly addictive, rendering the viewer incapable of proceeding with work or other activities!)*

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