News from the world of Maths

January 1, 2001
December 1, 2000

Astronomers have for the first time listened to the heartbeat of a star other than our own Sun.

December 1, 2000

Along with nuclear proliferation and the deteriorating condition of the natural environment, human population growth has become an issue of significant public concern during the past century. With the global population increasing at an ever-accelerating rate, how can the world continue to support its freight of humanity?

December 1, 2000

The common bumblebee is a familiar visitor to European gardens. At first sight there's nothing particularly remarkable about this small furry interloper, but it has been a source of mathematical controversy for nearly a century.

December 1, 2000

At the Webby Awards - the Oscars for the internet - held last week, Plus magazine was officially named as the best science site on the web.

December 1, 2000

You play tennis like a champion compared with the best of robots, if you play tennis at all.