Another grand week in math cyberspace:

**1)**Some star geometry from

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**Futility Closet**http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/04/25/star-power-2/

**2)**Evelyn Lamb interviewed two math communicators, Katie Steckles and Laura Taalman, last week:

**http://tinyurl.com/kuyhjcb**

Will quickly mention too that Evelyn has chosen one of my very favorite 2014 books, Matt Parker's, "

**Things To Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension**" as an adjunct text for one of her math classes.

**3)**Patrick Honner posted about the $25,000 Rosenthal Prize for innovation in math teaching, for those who may wish to apply for it:

**http://mrhonner.com/archives/14799**

**4)**A nice problem from Stephen Cavadino:

https://cavmaths.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/equal-products/

**5)**Alex Bellos on "

*The Travelling Politician Problem*":

**http://tinyurl.com/lgw6e7e**

**6)**The ills of bar graphs:

http://www.nature.com/news/bar-graphs-criticized-for-misrepresenting-data-1.17383?WT.mc_id=FBK_NatureNews

**7)**Anniversary of Ramanujan's death:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amir-aczel/homage-to-a-mysterious-ge_b_7113474.html

**8)**A conversation transcript with Cedric Villani about his Fields Medal-winning work and recent book, "

**Birth of a Theorem**":

**http://tinyurl.com/nx7y6x9**

also, Nassim Taleb loves Villani's new book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R21UUMQ8KAGPT9/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0865477671

**New Rubik's Cube solution record set last weekend, now down to 5.25 seconds!**

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http://boingboing.net/2015/04/28/watch-solving-a-rubiks-cube.html

Now, I want to know how long it takes to RE-SET a Rubik's Cube back to a 'random' starting position... and what does all this have to say about P vs. NP ;-)))

**A little bit from the creator of Ken-Ken puzzles:**

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627475/Have-fun-and-do-basic-math-with-KenKen-puzzles.html

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**)**Science/physics writer Margaret Wertheim interviewed last weeked on

**NPR's**"

**On Being**" (including some math):

http://onbeing.org/program/margaretwertheim-the-grandeur-and-limits-of-science/7472/audio?embed=1

**12)**Seems like P-andora's Box has been opened with p-values... Good, bad, and mediocre p-values from Gelman:

**http://andrewgelman.com/2015/04/30/good-mediocre-bad-p-values/**

**13)**Deborah Mayo on "junk science" at the FBI:

**http://tinyurl.com/kfkeqd2**(which links in turn to this

**Wash. Post**piece on suspended testing at the D.C. DNA crime lab:

**http://tinyurl.com/qzdecz9 )****David Bressoud warns of a "perfect storm" brewing in higher math education:**

**14)**http://launchings.blogspot.com/2015/05/calculus-at-crisis-i-pressures.html

**Last weekend, I reviewed Jim Henle's wonderful new book,**

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**"The Proof and the Pudding":**http://mathtango.blogspot.com/2015/04/jim-henle-serves-up-math-piping-fresh.html

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**Am passing along so many links already this week I won't even bother to mention "**

**Mike's Math Page**," with its plethora of weekly content here ;-):

**https://mikesmathpage.wordpress.com/**

Potpourri

*(extra non-mathematical links):*

**BONUS!**1) As a Freeman Dyson fan, will just note that he has a new volume out, "

**Dreams of Earth and Sky**," a compendium of book reviews he did for

**The New York Review of Books**. I especially enjoyed the second half of the book (though no math content):

http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Earth-Sky-Freeman-Dyson-ebook/dp/B00N6PBDPC

2) Will close out with this posting (that contains no math) from the "

*" math blogger/teacher, because I suspect most of us can never be reminded too many times of "*

**Delta Scape***What Matters*":

http://deltascape.blogspot.com/2015/04/what-matters.html

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