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Author: Rachel Thomas
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?
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.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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