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Plus new writers award 2008
The amazing librarian
describes the workings of the most famous search engine of them all. You'll need some linear algebra for this one, but it's worth the while!
Alan Turing: ahead of his time
Alan Turing is the father of computer science and contributed significantly to the WW2 effort, but his life came to a tragic end.
explores his story.
A glimpse of Cantor's paradise
explores the beautiful world of the infinite.
Number crunching ants
finds that having a small brain doesn't stop you doing great things.
Fermat's last theorem and Andrew Wiles
tells the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who, with intense devotion and in secret, proved a deceptively simple-looking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.
If we all go for the blonde
revisits a scene of the film
A beautiful Mind
Maths on a plane
discovers how maths helps solve the mysteries of flight and love.
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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