You wait and wait for a movie about a mathematical genius, and then three come at once. I’ve got Turing, I’ve got Ramanujan, I’ve got Erdős.

# Twin primes go to Washington

This isn’t new, but it just came to my attention and it’s fun: US Representative Jerry McNerney, an engineer by trade, got so excited by the recent twin prime conjecture advances that he just *had* to tell the rest of the House about it.

I don’t know how the American parliament works – did a constituent ask Rep McNerney to talk about this, or do politicians regularly just talk about their interests?

# Carnival of Mathematics 112

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of June, and compiled by Robin Whitty, is now online at Theorem of the Day.

The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.

# Puzzlebomb – July 2014

Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 31 of Puzzlebomb, for July 2014, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 31 – July 2014

The solutions to Issue 31 will be posted at the same time as Issue 32.

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

# Matt Parker’s October adventures

He’s always busy doing something: here’s some news about friend of the site and Stand-up Mathematician Matt Parker, who’s got big plans for October.

# Taking Maths Further podcast launch

The Further Maths Support Programme (FMSP), which provides support for students and teachers in the UK doing Maths and Further Maths at A-level, has commissioned a series of podcasts, called Taking Maths Further, showcasing different people who work using maths as part of their job, and the mathematical tools they use.

# So what happened to the abc conjecture and Navier-Stokes?

Has there been any progress on verifying the proof of the *abc* conjecture or the solution to the Navier-Stokes equations? It’s been eerily quiet. I’m never going to come close to understanding any of those things, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting news that they’ve been either accepted or rejected.