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http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf rats’ brains, and presumably ours, tessellate the plane surface we walk on with multiple overlapping triangular grids (is there a mathematical reason triangles are optimal? euler characteristic, perhaps?) “path” neurons in the hippocampus fire as we cross these grids … Continue reading

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Something Stupid That Stupid Magazines and Blogs Said Is True, Is Not True.

Peter Todd has been misquoted about the mathematics of dating here, here, here¬†(here), here, here, here, here,¬†here, here, here, and in at least five trillion issues of Cosmo. (Surprisingly, this and this did not misquote him.) It’s enough to make … Continue reading

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