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Author: Elena Mills
'Life in the Universe'
Given that 14 billion years have elapsed since the birth of the Universe and that the cosmos contains a mind-boggling 10
^{24}
stars, can Earth really be the only planet in the entire Universe to contain life?
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Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
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Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
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Mathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest...
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The 2014 Plus advent calendar
In this year's advent calendar we bring you some of our favourite books and other mathematical toys, so you...
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When things get weird with infinite sums
What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic.
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The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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