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Author: John D. Barrow
Outer space: Emergence
How does complexity arise from simplicity?
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Outer space: Pylon of the month
Geometry is power
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Outer space: Tally ho!
How to count without counting
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Outer space: Some benefits of irrationality
Outer space: How to beat that photocopier
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Outer space: Bridging that gap
How to keep up the suspense
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Outer space: Superficiality
How to keep warm and safe
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Outer space: A matter of gravity
What is the cosmological constant?
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Einstein as icon
One hundred years ago, in 1905, Albert Einstein changed physics forever with his special theory of relativity. Since then his name — and hair do — have become synonymous with genius.
John D Barrow
looks at Einstein as a media star.
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Outer space: A collector's piece
Collecting chances
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Outer space: The rule of two
The maths of infinite series
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Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
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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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Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
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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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The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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