Math/Maths 70: Giants, apocalypse and faster than light travel

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Harold Camping Oct. 21 Rapture; What does a majority mean?; man who ordered a size 14.5 slipper but got a size 1,450; 10 trillion digits of pi; Faster than light neutrino update; Twitter health trends; Capitalist network; Fashion brands suggest 'girls are bad at math'; Garden of Cosmic Speculation; London and Manchester Science Festivals, Irish Maths Week and the international Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind; PBS Kids Educational Games; NYC water towers; and more.

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Math/Maths 48: Apocalypse, post-apocalypse & extinction
Preacher says the End of the World really, really is today. Maybe.
Harold Camping Oct. 21 Rapture: Family Radio Broadcasts Message After 3rd Doomsday Flop
What Does a Majority Mean?
Gigantic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL slipper delivered to man who ordered a size 14.5 but got a size 1,450
Was the 7 foot 'monster slipper' really a PR stunt?
How many barleycorn in a giant slipper?
10 Trillion Pis
The Digits of Pi
Math/Maths Podcast Episode 10, including 5 trillian pi digits
Travels in a Mathematical World 54, with 2.7 trillion pi digits
Faster Than the Speed of Light?
Experimental checking
Neutrino watch: Speed claim baffles CERN theoryfest
Finding puts brakes on faster-than-light neutrinos
Time-of-flight between a Source and a Detector observed from a Satellite
Bad Astronomer FLT Neutrino Explanation
Twitter Health Trends
Capitalist Network
As yet another brand suggests 'girls are bad at math' - just when will fashion let go of this idea?
Garden of Cosmic Speculation
London Science Festival 2011
Maths Week Ireland 2011
Events add up to whole lot of fun for Maths Week
Children follow numbers trail around Dublin
How numbers rock our world
Importance of Maths goes far beyond the classroom
Manchester Science Festival 2011
Celebration of Mind II
Join the celebration of mind!
PBS Kids Educational Games
NYC water towers
Maths Inspiration Spring 2012 - booking now open
Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes
Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw explain the big bang
Colin T Graham SCC 42
Newcastle MathsJam October 2011 Recap
Celebrating Neptune's first birthday with Chris Linton
Fundamental principle behind many dynamical systems verified

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