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Author: Rachel Thomas
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.
Dancing with Einstein
The Institute of Physics and Rambert Dance Company are planning to celebrate the theories of Einstein through dance.
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.
Kissing the curve
From a smile to a line drawing by Picasso, curves bring great beauty to our world. But how curvy is a curve?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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