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Author: Rachel Thomas
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?
Career interview: Audio software engineer
Skot McDonald talks to
about how he uses mathematics to understand music, and how he managed to combine his passions for music and computing to create a successful career.
Near miss or normal?
Is maths succeeding in putting astronomical threats in perspective?
Calling all code crackers
Fame, glory, and more importantly prizes are on offer in the National Cipher Challenge.
Just a little turbulence
Can researchers solve the mathematics of turbulence at the smallest scale?
Could maths have caught Shipman?
Harold Shipman could have been detected earlier by monitoring the death rates of his patients.
Mathematics shows that open source software beats closed source software in the race to fix bugs.
Science fiction, science fact: reports from the frontiers of physics
What is time? What is space? Are there parallel universes? Join Plus and FQXi on a journey exploring these...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Why you shouldn't use a toss for overtime
In soccer a coin toss is used to decide who goes first in a penalty shootout and similarly in American...
What Planck saw
Cosmologists gathered in the Netherlands last week to discuss a new view of the Universe. The Universe as...
Folding the future: From origami to engineering
Back in the days before smart phones with GPS functions became ubiquitous we had maps. Remember how hard it...
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