LOTSA links to ponder!:

**1)**Fun Evelyn Lamb post that predicts your personality:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/kisrhombile-tiling-rorschach-test/

(next week, watch for her new horoscope column for

**Scientific American**....

*kidding*!)

**2)**A new "

*" blog carnival here:*

**Math Teachers At Play**http://blog.ifem.co.uk/maths-teachers-at-play-88/

**3)**Just a few of the many wrap-ups from last week's successful

**Twitter Math Camp**in southern California:

http://samjshah.com/2015/07/27/my-thoughts-about-the-evolution-of-the-mtbos-2015-edition/

http://www.teachesmath.com/?p=795

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlHf06upPDo

(p.s. -- from what I've read, Fawn Nguyen has earned a lifetime appointment as Keynote-Speaker-To-The-World-Of-Math-Teachers! -- I hear-tell that her address was

**F**un,

**U**seful,

**C**harismatic, and

**K**nowledgeable -- uhh, just telling what I've been hearing folks...)

**4)**Close enough to math to get a mention here... Peter Woit's positive review of physicist Frank Wilczek's new book, "

**A Beautiful Question**":

**http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=7881**

**And a new Alex Bellos book is on the way in September:**

**5)**http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowflake-Seashell-Star-Adventures-Numberland/dp/1782117881

**6)**Applying infinity to spiral

**optics:**

**http://skullsinthestars.com/2015/07/24/infinite-hotels-in-swirling-beams-of-light/**

**7)**From "

*." a (longish) bit on Raymond Smullyan, and chess-playing (human and otherwise):*

**Gödel's Lost Letter..**https://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/playing-chess-with-the-devil/

**8)**If you like mixing in some biology with your math/statistics, then some interesting commentary from Gelman here:

http://ow.ly/Qbnbj

(it all relates back to a highly-discussed 2-month-old Lior Pachter post HERE.)

**9)**The latest

**Journal of Humanistic Mathematics**edition is available online:

http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/

**10)**Ben Orlin explores infinite series some more:

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/07/29/where-the-laws-no-longer-hold/

**11)**A puzzle via Terry Tao:

http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/tao/?_r=1

http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/tao/?_r=1

**12)**And a somewhat classic

**problem:**

*Futility Closet***Not for beginners, but some Category Theory expounded here:**

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/07/29/knife-act/

13)

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/07/29/knife-act/

13)

https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2015/07/internal_languages_of_higher_c.html

**14)**Richard Green with some observations on the Ulam Sequence:

**https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KthXFvoHbyX**

**15) Quanta Magazine**with a probability conundrum for its latest splendid monthly puzzle:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150730-the-slippery-eel-of-probability/

Potpourri

*(extra NON-mathematical links of interest):*

**BONUS!**1) Half-hour interview with E.O. Wilson on Jim Al-Khalili's "

*" podcast series:*

**The Life Scientific**http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0639kzv

Lastly, just to show how little times have changed, this 1950's quote from Adlai Stevenson:

"I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." ;-)