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Math at the Met

Amid the museum’s 2 million works of art lie numerous mathematical curiosities

November 16, 2017 — Joseph Dauben, Marjorie Senechal and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Put Space Cat on a Pedestal

A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into space.  

November 15, 2017 — Yasemin Saplakoglu

Come On and Zoom (through the Universe)

Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission...

November 11, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf and Steve Mirsky

Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate the Search for E.T.

SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.    ...

November 7, 2017 — Steve Mirsky
Embracing Your Enthusiasm: Halloween Edition

Embracing Your Enthusiasm: Halloween Edition

Building outrageous yearly decorations for Halloween provided important lessons not just about design and engineering, but also embracing things that make you happy even when others might be inclined to judge...

October 31, 2017 — Amanda Baker
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