A little of this, a little of that:

**1)**A review of Ed Frenkel's "

**Love and Math**" that touches upon a surprising number of thoughts/ideas:

http://www.science20.com/physics_foundations/love_math_a_review_of_edward_frenkels_bestseller_a_math_planetarium-157069

**2)**At the 4-year anniversary point, Deborah Mayo posts a summary of her "

**" blog:**

*Error Statistics*http://errorstatistics.com/2015/09/05/all-she-wrote-so-far-error-statistics-philosophy-4-years-on/

**3)**Scott, Scott, Scott!!

Scott Aaronson did an "

*Ask Me Anything*" posting at his blog "

*" and at least some of the 150+ questions/answers are math-related:*

**Shtetl-Optimized**http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2458

**Nautilus**ran a little intro to P vs. NP also featuring Scott:

http://nautil.us/blog/what-if-solving-math-problems-were-as-easy-as-checking-solutions

And finally, speaking of Scott, I recently re-visited a post of his I loved and linked to several weeks ago, and discovered there were now well over 100 comments to it (many interesting ones, though may be too-meta for many readers):

http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2410

**4)**Don't know if this will catch on or not, but one blogger suggests that

**MTBoS**folks generate their own collection of math stock photos:

http://mathybeagle.com/2015/09/05/hey-mtbos-its-stockphoto-time/

**5)**Natalie Wolchover updates us on quantum computing and encryption:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150908-quantum-safe-encryption/

**6)**"

**The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics**" is now out:

http://experimentalmath.info/blog/2015/09/the-princeton-companion-to-applied-mathematics-is-out-at-last/

**7)**Ben Orlin explains exponentiation (in his own inimitable way)... and also explains why he does what he does:

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/09/09/the-exponential-bait-and-switch/

**8)**

**Numberphile**tackles infinitesimals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYijIV5JrKg&feature=youtu.be

**9)**Another review (in

**Harvard Magazine**) of one of my favorite books from the year, Michael Harris's "

**Mathematics Without Apologies**" (h/t Jordan Ellenberg):

http://harvardmagazine.com/2015/08/mathematics-from-the-inside-out

**10)**Yesterday, Cathy O'Neil linked to a couple of interesting reads on gender stereotypes and inclusivity in STEM:

**http://mathbabe.org/2015/09/10/bloggy-young-nerd-women/**

**11)**Tim Gowers, who spearheaded an earlier boycott of publisher

**Elsevier**, announces a new "arXiv overlay journal," "

**Discrete Analysis**":

https://gowers.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/discrete-analysis-an-arxiv-overlay-journal/

**12)**Ken Ono, his students, and the Ramanujan story:

http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_MAGAZINE/issues/2015/summer/features/Ono.html#Ono

Potpourri

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

**BONUS!**1) If you missed it, an interesting FB entry from a Duke University neuroscience post-doc this week, announcing his resignation and academic exasperation (...among other things, he'll be pursuing a proof of the Goldbach conjecture!):

https://www.facebook.com/jfgariepyneuro/posts/466442776860755

https://www.facebook.com/jfgariepyneuro/posts/466442776860755

2) In a sort of twist on some other 'bias' studies, a fellow named Michael was unable to get his poetry published 'til he changed his name to "Yi-Fen Chou":

**http://tinyurl.com/q4kn9p6***(...as always, let me know ASAP of any broken/incorrect links.)*

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