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Author: Rachel Thomas
Mission to Mars
The geometry says that now is the right time for a mission to Mars.
Is now a good time?
Mathematics is helping machines decide when is the best time to interrupt us with a call or email.
Researchers have used mathematical modelling to understand the evolution of the influenza virus.
The mathematics of Grigori Perelman may earn him a million dollars, if no holes are found in his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture.
Write maths and win cash!
Win cold hard cash and bring mathematics to the people by entering the THES and OUP science writing competition.
From kaleidoscopes to soccer balls
The work of Donald Coxeter, who died on 31 March 2003, will continue to inspire both mathematicians and artists.
Winning the first Abel Prize just might elevate mathematician Jean-Pierre Serre to celebrity status!
GM trials come a cropper
As the largest experiment ever conducted on GM crops ends, environmentalists are concerned that the maths might not add up.
Faster than a falling bullet...
Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption - or have they?
Through the looking-glass
Some molecules - thalidomide, for example - come in both left and right handed versions, while others are indistinguishable from their reflections.
finds out about the role of mathematical
symmetry in chemistry
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
Friends and strangers
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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