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Submitted by plusadmin on December 1, 1999
What are the chances of a monkey
accidentally typing the complete works of Shakespeare
? How can maths help
reveal the secret of our genetic code
? On what
day of the week
were you born? And what's a
? In this issue we reveal all this and more. Plus we return to our roots with a look at some
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
Two-faced conic sections
Play with our applets to explore the conic sections and their different definitions.
The Fibonacci sequence: A brief introduction
Anything involving bunny rabbits has to be good.
Steady on, Einstein
To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously...
Kepler discovers five new worlds
The telescope discovers the oldest solar system to date.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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