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Author: Rachel Thomas
A rare view of Venus
The Venus transit on June 8 gives us the chance to measure the scale of the Solar System.
Count-abel even if not solve-abel
The 2004 Abel Prize celebrates one of the great landmarks of 20th century mathematics.
A new online maths thesaurus puts maths at your fingertips.
Untangling a magnetic mystery
A new mathematical model might explain the strange magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune.
Fashion gets physical
Solving the mathematics of drapery may help change the way we shop.
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Understanding the noise
A mathematical approach might simplify studying how our genes operate.
Struggling for sixteen
A new attempt to solve Hilbert's 16th problem is causing controversy.
Researchers observe the Inverse Doppler effect for the first time.
Burning buried sunshine
How many ancient forests are in your tank?
Infinity or -1/12?
What do you get when you add up all the natural numbers 1+2+3+4+ ... ? Not -1/12! We explore a strange result...
Why are we here?
David Sloan calculates how likely it is that our Universe exists. He explains to us how, and why the answer...
In the eye of the chicken
How chickens' eyes solve a subtle maths problem.
Research into the bizarre world of neutrinos helps to piece together the creation story of the Universe.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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