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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.
Ebola: Evidence from numbers
Why maths is an important tool in the fight against Ebola.
So you think you can add up?
Why do we add fractions the way we do? A very close look at addition reveals the answer — and it also works...
How many melodies are there?
Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Why the Met Office needs a £97m supercomputer
The complex maths of weather and climate.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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