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The Dutch publisher Elsevier publishes many of the world’s best known mathematics journals, including Advances in Mathematics, Comptes Rendus, Discrete Mathematics, The European Journal of Combinatorics, Historia Mathematica, Journal of Algebra, Journal of Approximation Theory, Journal of Combinatorics Series A, Journal of Functional Analysis, Journal of Geometry and Physics, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Journal of Number Th...
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Jean Bourgain is one of the recipients of the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics.
The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 and The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy 2012. In 2012 the Crafoord prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy are for the first time awarded simultaneously as two separate ...
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5 Reasons to Love Academia: http://bit.ly/A8oKbU (my latest post)
5 Reasons to Love Academia. Written by Bradley Voytek at 13:17. 1. Freedom to set your own schedule Academia's not a 9 to 5, cubicle slave job! We didn't go to school for 20+ years to work a m...
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Haha, some good finds! :)
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I'm disturbed to find that nobody is offering to pay me large sums just to have me affiliated with them for the purposes of raising their citation count. What am I doing wrong? I'm referring to the cash-for-citation article I found by way of Crooked Timber; here's what they refer to as the "liberated Science article" describing the issue in full detail. Always nice to know what the going rates are for this sort of thing.
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CREEPY CROOKED FOREST
Located in north west Poland (not far from Szczecin) is a pine forest that looks like it came right out of a Hans Christian Andersen story. Around four hundred trees in the forest have been formed with a 90° horizontal bend in it’s trunk before rising vertically again. The trees are believed to be about eighty years old and although there is no explanation for this freak of nature one widely held belief is that the trees were shaped this way by human hands (possibly by carpenters wanting to use the wood for furniture making).
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Saw the same kind of forest in Kaliningrad (at the coast), quite impressive and mysterious!
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New matrix multiplication upper bound!
2.373. For twenty years, the fastest known algorithm to multiply two n-by-n matrices, due to Coppersmith and Winograd, took a leisurely O(n2.376) steps. But no more. Virginia Vassilevska Williams, of ...
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Lost World. A pristine wilderness in the island of New Guinea first investigated as recently as 2005, turns out to be a “megadiverse hotspot” of strange new creatures.

The Pinocchio frog male sports a protuberance on his nose that points up when he is energetically calling out, but deflates when he is less excited :) "Exactly what it is for, no one really knows for sure", says Paul Oliver.

The smallest living vertebrate has just been found! As reported in yesterday’s issue of PLoS ONE , it is a frog that measures only 7.7 mm long, just beating out a previously known small fish that measured 8 mm. To compensate for its diminutive size, it has been given a long name: Paedophryne amanuensis is one species. The male’s call resembles the chirping of a cricket,extending only 50 cm to the neighboring frog living under the leaf litter of the forest.

Other strange animals include the smallest wallaby (described as “a gentle creature”), a huge wooly rat (“rather tame”), an unusually colorful pigeon that was caught gawking at the mating ritual of bower-birds (“voyeuristic behavior”; I am not making this up), and a “gargoyle-faced” gecko (I disagree; it looks just as handsome as any other gecko, IMO).

Something to think about : vertebrate sizes vary by 3000 fold, from these tiny <10 mm frogs to the blue whale that averages 26 m. Scientists had assumed that only aquatic habitats supported extreme sizes, but this turns out not to be true. Extreme miniaturization means that all sorts of developmental compromises have to be made. For example, these frogs have fewer toes. Researchers are thrilled by their new find because “such discoveries are increasingly critical in this time of global amphibian declines and extinctions” .

PLoS ONE paper (open access): http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0029797#pone-0029797-t003

Lost World story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/photogalleries/100517-new-species-lost-world-foja-science-pictures/
More: http://news.discovery.com/animals/new-guinea-lost-world.html
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Comparing options makes you confident in your choice. By Art Markman, Ph.D....
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Be careful out there. Particularly in the next 2 weeks.

There are sharp mortality spikes around Christmas and New Years Eve. There is no question about the existence of the phenomenon (n > 57 million), but there is no consensus about the underlying cause.

Link to the paper is here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795361000571X
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