An interesting and fun little interview (needs Flash) (or QuickTime for audio version) about why math and such is important for a nation and even an individual.
Man, many web sites are getting code-heavy. I doubt the page linked to above would ever load over a modem connection, much less play the video any time soon. Note to web designers: a little study of Jakob Nielsen won't hurt you. For instance he says: a load/reaction time of 1/10th of a second feels instant to the user. Under one second is good. Over ten seconds is not acceptable to most users.