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Outer space: A matter of gravity
What is the cosmological constant?
Graphical methods I: Slug wars
To arm or to disarm? This is the question in
article, which explores the maths behind a cold war in slug world.
Mysterious number 6174
6174 is a very mysterious number.
explains why, and how beautiful mathematical oddities can inspire us to discover new mathematics.
Everyone knows what symmetry is, and the ability to spot it seems to be hard-wired into our brains.
explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature can be symmetrical, and how this aids our understanding of the universe.
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
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.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Blink and you'll miss it: The free kick in football (part I)
Free kicks will deliver much of the drama in the football world cup this summer. But how should strikers...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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