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Author: Rachel Thomas
Getting a handle on soap
Mathematicians find a new minimal surface
New largest prime discovered!
7.8 million digits down, only 2.2 million more needed!
Maths may have the answer to why helices are so common in nature.
And the Oscar goes to...
Mathematics takes out a technology oscar.
Ada Lovelace - visions of today
looks at the life and work of pioneering woman mathematician Ada Lovelace, who foresaw computer-generated music and graphics, despite living long before the computer era.
How can lives be saved next time the earth moves?
Career interview: Biomechanical engineer
explains how engineering can allow you to explore the unknown, from understanding how mechanical structures bend to investigating the way genes affect the shape of embryos.
Chaotic Christmas? Try crocheting chaos!
Welcome to the maths lab
Has mathematics become an experimental science?
And now, the weather...
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
Answers on a donut – the Fields medal lecture of Manjul Bhargava
We enjoyed Manjul Bhargava's Fields medal lecture so much we wanted to share it with you!
Celebrating maths communication
One of our favourite mathematicians, Marcus du Sautoy, will receive the 2014 Christopher Zeeman medal for...
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?
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
What is information?
Books, brains, computers — information comes in many guises. But what exactly is information?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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