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Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.
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but spock comes back, right? :(
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Academic travelers: Geneva International Airport (GVA) now has eduroam service for your wireless needs.

Non-academic travelers: something like half an hour of free wifi is also still available. There are little stations are the airport where you can scan your boarding card and get a code to activate a fixed period of internet access.
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Now, if only xkcd alt text can be cited for grant applications.
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Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has apologised after it mistakenly sent out 800 admission letters to its prestigious computer science programme.
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Food for thought. Though mathematicians typically don't have large well-funded laboratories.

(Picked this up somewhere in my feed, couldn't find the person to attribute this to again after reading. Sorry!)
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So, my Google guru friends: want to tackle a 5 year old bug that still hits +Susannah Dorfman every time I forward her a work email?
I received an email forwarded to me from a friend yesterday that is not displaying properly. The forwarded email is included in the sender's message as an attachment. When I try to open the attachment, I get a lot of MIME text information, and I can't view the actual message.
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A new online tool reveals the stark gender bias in how students evaluate their university lecturers. This is yet another hurdle for women in academia to overcome
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Ooh... PDEs (and Cédric) in the limelight.
The crowning mathematical achievement of the Enlightenment.
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Indeed, it is one of the best pop-math articles I have read in some time.
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Paraphrasing from a review of a biography of Grigori Perelman on GoodReads:

"[...] I constantly had to google unfamiliar concepts like Alexandroff spaces, Gucci flows, etc. Still, it was quite interesting. [...]"

Did you spot the odd word out? :-)
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Hmm well I know at least that Gucci flows are somehow related to Moneyfolds...
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My complete incompetence in editing videos for Youtube uploads at the correct aspect ratio led to the following support page being pointed out to me. Just bookmarking it for future reference.
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So... First evolution, then climate change, now vaccines and hand washing? Republicans are well on their way to rejecting the collective wisdom of all 6000 years of recorded human history. 
A US senator, taking aim at health regulations, suggests restaurants should not have to compel employees to wash their hands after toilet visits.
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+Charles Wells it is called a slippery slope. They are already one thirtieth the way there. 
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  • Princeton University
    Mathematics (PhD), 2005 - 2009
  • Princeton University
    Mathematics (AB), 2001 - 2005