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BioIT World October 9, 2002 Mark D. Uehling 
Can You See the 88th Dimension? Visualization expert Georges Grinstein talks about how scientists should analyze large data sets. 
Science News September 28, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Stepping Beyond Fibonacci Numbers Trying variants of a simple mathematical rule that yields interesting results can lead to additional discoveries and curiosities. 
Salon.com September 5, 2002 David Appell 
Math = beauty + truth / (really hard) Explaining what the winners of the world's top awards in mathematics actually do isn't as easy as adding 2+2. But we'll give it a try. 
Science News August 31, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Golden Blossoms, Pi Flowers Fibonacci numbers (and the golden ratio) come up surprisingly often in nature, from the number of petals in various flowers to the number of scales along a spiral row in a pine cone. How do these numbers and the golden ratio arise? 
Science News August 24, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Probabilities in Bingo What makes the game suspenseful is the tantalizing uncertainty about when someone will achieve a Bingo. It's natural to wonder how long a typical game would last. More precisely, what is the average number of calls required to complete a game for a given number of players? 
Science News August 17, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Testing for Divisibility Few people, including many mathematicians, know all the simple rules by which large numbers can be tested quickly for divisibility by numbers 1 through 12. Nonetheless, they can be handy for solving digital puzzles, reducing fractions, and as targets for algorithm development. 
Science News August 3, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Home Runs and Ballparks How hard is it to hit a home run in different ballparks? A mathematical look. 
Science News July 27, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Taxicab Numbers Curious properties sometimes lurk within seemingly undistinguished numbers. 
Science News June 29, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Dangerous Problems Some mathematical problems are easy to describe but turn out to be notoriously difficult to solve. Nonetheless, despite repeated warnings from those who have failed in the past, these unsolved problems continue to lure mathematicians into hours, days, and even years of futile labor. 
Science News June 22, 2002 Ivars Peterson 
Conquering Catalan's Conjecture Preda Mihailescu of the University of Paderborn in Germany finally may have the key to a venerable problem known as Catalan's conjecture, which concerns the powers of whole numbers. 
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