John Cook on Traveling Salesman art, based on a traveling salesman app, which is a companion to Bill Cook’s book In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman. (I haven’t read it. I also don’t know if the two Cooks are related.)
Kevin Carey argues that everyone should learn statistics because everyone has to serve on juries.
John Allen Paulos on screening the screening tests.
Brian Hayes: Statistical mechanics of magnet balls.
Shankar Vedantam, NPR: Most of us aren’t average – the usual about how many things follow power laws. (From the title I was hoping this would be “most of us are not average at everything“.)
John Kerl’s Tips for mathematical handwriting.