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Have we caught your interest?
Those who understand compound interest are destined to collect it. Those who don't are doomed to pay it - or so says a well-known source of financial advice. But what is compound interest, and why is it so important?
John H. Webb
The dynamic sun
On 11th August 1999 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from parts of the UK. It will provide a spectacular display, but why is the Sun so interesting?
Natural frequencies and music
In the first of two articles,
discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.
Career interview - Meteorologist
Read about what it is like to work at the Meteorological Office in this interview with
. There's also a contact point for careers information.
Mathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Fight Ebola with your computer
A crowdsourced computing project looks for molecules that can disable the Ebola virus.
23 and maths
The company 23andMe made headlines by launching its DNA testing service in the UK. But how are the risks of...
Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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