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Has the cure for cancer been with us all along? A vaccine in development. The details, tonight at seven. (Yes we are still here!) — Campbell Live (@CampbellLiveNZ) May 25, 2015 The segment was about research from the Malaghan Institute, who are working on ways to encourage a patient’s immune system to attack tumours. They […]

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More evidence for one of the most uniformly-verified findings I've seen in education: online courses strike out for community college students. From a paper by researchers at U.C.-Davis, presented at the American Educational Research Association's conference in April: “In every subject, students are doing better face-to-face,” said Cassandra Hart, one of the paper’s authors. “Other studies have found the same thing. There’s a strong body of evidence building up that students are
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A student asks: I’m never sure whether I have to take the number that comes out of the normal distribution table away from 1. How do you know? It’s a familiar song: you’ve worked out your $z$-score (naturally, you remember that this means “how many standard deviations you are above the mean”, which translates directly into $z = \frac{x-\mu}{\sigma}$), looked it up in the big table and got a number out. It’s a probability. But which probability? The trick is
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I’ve now completed my upgrading of the physicspages.com posts. I’ve added equation numbers to all posts and reformatted things so the equations are displayed properly. I’ve also (hopefully) removed all dead links. If you find any formatting problems (or any errors in the actual content) that I’ve missed, please do post a comment. Thanks.

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Recently, there has been much progress towards proving the twin prime conjecture, one of the great open questions in number theory. There are infinitely many primes, a fact that was already known by the ancient Greek. A short proof, although not the…
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2015-05-25 16:42:08

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The NISS &SAMSI Mathematics Daily is out! http://t.co/Fe7Ehx3quD Stories via @world_finance @mathguide @normalsubgroup

2015-05-25 16:35:01

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#thebutton should be the topic of at least one PhD dissertation. It is amazing. http://t.co/48qiAmMXfn

2015-05-25 16:23:24

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George Cox, Intel Security Architect, passed away yesterday. We highlighted his hardware random bit generator in 2011 http://t.co/WJ7hY0BOZb

2015-05-25 16:21:43

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#towelday: giro con l'asciugamano in tasca e la #GuidaGalattica sul cellulare pronto a far… http://t.co/v0fUX3qdCf http://t.co/SgIZjanYRx

2015-05-25 16:05:17

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How can I download the new # Literata font? #Google

2015-05-25 15:53:03

NISSSAMSI tweeted: @NISSSAMSI

The NISS & SAMSI Statistics Daily is out! http://t.co/Ik4Rhw3hKQ Stories via @statsjobs @StatsInTheWild @GetStatistiJobs

2015-05-25 15:52:28

republicofmath tweeted: @republicofmath

Assigning Values to Divergent Series http://t.co/kdjv1uFFd7 http://t.co/lCkht3NQ77

2015-05-25 15:34:23

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