Math/Maths 105: Dolphins, Fruit flies & Lizard-inspired Robots

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: approximate number sense - in humans and bred into fruit flies; Dolphins Appear to do Nonlinear Mathematics; What does the way you count on your fingers say about your brain?; Obama Plans $1B Effort to Build 'Master Teacher Corps' of Elite Science and Math Teachers; Falling lizards use tail for mid-air twist, inspiring lizard-like 'RightingBot'; Islamist Group in Timbuktu Poised To Destroy Rare Centuries-Old Texts on Science and Mathematics; New date for Maths Busking Training; Game of Life Google Easter Egg; Flatland^2: Sphereland to be shown at MathFest; London Mathematical Society Prizes 2012; MathsJam Conference open for registrations; crowdsourced errors in pi proof; and more.

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Citizen Science: Johns Hopkins Study Allows Thousands to Test Gut Sense for Numbers
Number sense across the lifespan as revealed by a massive Internet-based sample
Play the game Panamath
Fruitflies evolve number sense
Dolphins Appear to do Nonlinear Mathematics
What does the way you count on your fingers say about your brain?
Nature and culture of finger counting: Diversity and representational effects of an embodied cognitive tool
Obama Plans $1B Effort to Build 'Master Teacher Corps' of Elite Science and math Teachers
Falling lizards use tail for mid-air twist, inspiring lizard-like 'RightingBot'
Righting and turning in mid-air using appendage inertia: reptile tails, analytical models and bio-inspired robots
Video: Gecko Tail and RightingBot
Islamist Group in Timbuktu Poised To Destroy Rare Centuries-Old Texts on Science and Mathematics
Maths Busking Training days
Game of Life Google Easter Egg
Flatland^2: Sphereland to be shown at MathFest
MAA MathFest Flatland2
LMS: Prizes 2012
London Mathematical Society Prizes 2012
Open Access Round Up 2
MathsJam: The Annual Conference
Maths Charity Week Summary
Error Spotted, actually errors spotted

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Find Peter Rowlett at peterrowlett.net and The Aperiodical or on Twitter as @peterrowlett.

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