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Euclid’s Fourteenth Book
An ancient manuscript reveals an astonishing, unexpected realm of Euclidean geometry. For additional math news, visit the MathTrek blog.

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A Gathering for Gardner
Recreational mathematics and magic highlighted a lively gathering held recently to honor Martin Gardner. For additional news, visit the MathTrek blog.

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Winning with a Winding Random Walk
A twodimensional random walk takes a frustratingly long time to complete a circuit.

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From Counting to Writing
Counting and numbers played a crucial role in the development of writing.

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All Square
Mathematicians nail down when it's possible to express numbers as the sums of squares.

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The Limits of Mathematics
Some mathematical facts can't be compressed into a theory because they are too complicated.

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The Galois Story
Mystery still surrounds the tragic death of young mathematician Évariste Galois.

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A Super Bowl Lift
Does a Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl victory mean financial good times ahead?

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Math Plus Crime, TV Style
Math tidbits from the TV show "Numb3rs" inspire commentary and classroom activities.

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College Friendships and Social Networks
Email messages provide insights into the evolution of social networks.