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Author: J.V. Field
The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) is now chiefly remembered as a mathematical astronomer who discovered three laws that describe the motion of the planets.
continues our series on the origins of proof with an examination of Kepler's astronomy.
The Sun, the Moon and trigonometry
A little trig helps to find the relative distance to the Sun and Moon.
Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
Fight Ebola with your computer
A crowdsourced computing project looks for molecules that can disable the Ebola virus.
Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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