Weekly links for January 27

Hollywood Hates Math, a montage of movie clips in which math gets a bad rap.

From Smithsonian magazine, Origami: A blend of sculpture and mathematics, featuring some of Erik Demaine’s origami.

Are upsets in women’s tennis more common because women play three sets, not five?

A mathematical card trick.

Margaret Wertheim writes about tactile fractals. This one is on exhibit at the University of Southern California.

Vi Hart’s guide to comments and George Hart on knot theory.

Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis on what Nate Silver gets wrong from the New Yorker.

Gary King, Professor of Government at Harvard is offering a class on Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology available online to the general public.

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