“The first signs of trouble came without warning”

  • The title comes from John Eligon, writing in the Times about how the ongoing drought in the Midwest is causing well failures as the water table falls.  Actually the article is well worth a read.
  • The Times also has a nice obituary of Bill Thurston, one of the great mathematicians of recent times.  (DougJ at Balloon Juice goes considerably further and calls Thurston the greatest geometer since Euclid.)
  • Tuesday marked the 181st anniversary of Nat Turner’s rebellion.  Erik Loomis marked the occasion.
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