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Fast Company December 2004 Sylvia Nasar 
What Makes Beautiful Minds Some forms of creative genius seem unfathomable. But as the author of A Beautiful Mind tells us, that doesn't mean we can't learn from them. The book's subject, John Nash, won a Nobel Prize in 1994 for his noncooperative games theory. 
BioIT World November 19, 2004 John Russell 
Sourcebook: Matters of Interpretation Michael O'Connell talks about trends in microarray and massspec data analysis and Insightful Corp.'s recent deal with visualization specialist Spotfire. 
BioIT World November 19, 2004 Kevin Davies 
The Book on Bioinformatics Research director David Mount talks about his new book "Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis," sequence analysis, and teaching bioinformatics 
Science News November 13, 2004 Ivars Peterson 
The Iced Foot Effect Statisticians analyze data on NFL field goal kickers to find out whether making an opposing sportsman wait before following through with a play, (called icing) really works... Puzzle of the Week... 
Science News November 6, 2004 Ivars Peterson 
Football's Overtime Bias A mathemetician uses a probability model and data from the 2002 NFL regular season to compare the current overtime rule with the suggested firsttosix rule... Puzzle of the Week... 
Science News October 30, 2004 Ivars Peterson 
Squaring Circles Laczkovich proved that "squaring the circle" is possible, provided that the pieces have the right form. The proof applies not only to circles but also to nearly any plane figure with a mathematically wellbehaved boundary... Puzzle of the Week... 
Science News October 23, 2004 Ivars Peterson 
Young Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss, at 10years old, discovered a simple method for summing an arithmetic sequence (or arithmetic progression)... Puzzle of the Week... 
PC Magazine November 2, 2004 John R. Quain 
Encryption Skeleton Key? Could a claimed math proof unlock secrets? 
The Motley Fool October 18, 2004 Jeff Hwang 
Will the Red Sox Make the World Series? A study in probability is illustrative in sports and in investing. Forecasting and calculating probabilities is essential to calculating expected values and thus stock valuation. 
Science News October 16, 2004 
A Catalog of Random Bits A computer scientist and collaborators have identified a variety of flaws in computerbased random number generators, invented more robust versions of existing generators, and developed a suite of rigorous tests to check for randomness... Puzzle of the Week... 
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