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Crumpled maps

I was surfing the other night after a long day of working on the grant and ran across this announcement (hat tip infosthetics) of a new kind of city map, one you don’t have to fold but can crumple up. It’s made of Tyvek, a soft but durable waterproof material you can crease anywhere you…

The mathematics of the boiled frog

An interesting blog post came my way yesterday about The Legend of the Boiling Frog. The gist of the post was that the legend was just that: urban (or science) legend. The post apparently started out with a query to a noted biologist who studies amphibians (I originally wrote, “a noted amphibian biologist” until I…