Keith Devlin

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How Fibonacci Introduced The World To Numbers

Keith Devlin, mathematician and author of ‘The Man of Numbers,’ talks about the history of arithmetic.

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Numb3rs

The numbers behind the television show

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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