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Submitted by plusadmin on December 1, 1999
We play chess, we play music, we even play at vampires. And we continue our series written specially for students, and talk to an old friend of
, who is now a maths student at university.
Kissing the curve
From a smile to a line drawing by Picasso, curves bring great beauty to our world. But how curvy is a curve?
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.
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...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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