Vedic Mathematics: My Trip to India to Uncover the Truth – Alex Bellos

One day on YouTube, Alex Bellos saw a video of an amazing mathematical “trick”. He wanted to know more about this ‘Vedic Mathematics’, so he got on a plane to India. This is a lecture about his journey that touched on mathematics, mysticism, Indian history, nationalism and culture. The transcript and downloadable versions of the full conference are available from the on the Gresham College website: www.gresham.ac.uk GreshamCollege has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. www.gresham.ac.uk

Science 360: 2012 Truth – Galactic Center Alignment

Will December 21, 2012 be the end of the world, or just an average Winter solstice? Will the Earth, the Solar System and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy align causing gravity from the black hole at the center of the galaxy to eradicate the Earth? As with the other 2012-doomsday scenarios, the galactic center alignment claim has a good deal of scientific evidence against it.