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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Tau day (Pi under attack from an underground movement); Rubik's cubes of any size can now be solved; Michael Gove speaks to the Royal Society on maths and science; Charlie Stripp & the Further Mathematics Support Programme; Stephen Curry: Numb or Numbered; The longlist for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books; Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes; Mathematically ranking ranking methods; Cracked Mathematicians; Miniature 'knot lab' could help untangle DNA mystery; Data Mining the Monthly's Greatest Hits; Second thoughts result in payout; Samuel Hansen at MathFuture; Maths at the East Midlands Big Bang Fair (Solving it like a mathematician); Developing mathematical thinking through problems, puzzles and games; and more.

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Kevin Houston: Pi is wrong - Tau day is coming

Kevin Houston: Tau day

Google News: 47 stories about Tau

Pi is Wrong! (2001)

The Tau Manifesto

'Tau day' marked by opponents of maths constant pi

Your number's up: Why mathematicians are campaigning for pi to be replaced with alternate value tau

On National Tau Day, Pi Under Attack

Vi Hart: Pi Is (still) Wrong

The math of the Rubik’s cube

Rubik's cubes of any size can now be solved

Michael Gove speaks to the Royal Society on maths and science

The man with a passion for promoting maths

Maths lessons 'should be toughened up', says Gove

Figures of merit

Numb or Numbered? Part 2.

Math Teachers Should Really Know the Basics

The longlist for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes (Princeton)

Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes (Physorg)

Mathematically ranking ranking methods

Cracked Mathematicians

Miniature 'knot lab' could help untangle DNA mystery

Data Mining the Monthly’s Greatest Hits

Second thoughts result in payout

BSHM / CSHPM / SCHPM Joint Conference on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

International Society for Technology in Education ISTE 2011

Samuel Hansen at MathFuture

Maths at the East Midlands Big Bang Fair

Solving it like a mathematician

Romanesco Broccoli (or roman cauliflower)

Thinking through puzzles and games

Developing mathematical thinking through problems, puzzles and games Twitter record

Favourite numbers, and other nonsense

Numbers are meaningless

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