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Write maths and win cash!
April 30, 2003
Win cold hard cash and bring mathematics to the people by entering the THES and OUP science writing competition.
From kaleidoscopes to soccer balls
April 29, 2003
The work of Donald Coxeter, who died on 31 March 2003, will continue to inspire both mathematicians and artists.
April 22, 2003
Winning the first Abel Prize just might elevate mathematician Jean-Pierre Serre to celebrity status!
GM trials come a cropper
April 7, 2003
As the largest experiment ever conducted on GM crops ends, environmentalists are concerned that the maths might not add up.
Maths on the brain
March 19, 2003
Mathematicians are testing a silicon chip that mimics the function of a part of the human brain concerned with memory. Is this some maths you'd rather not forget?
Faster than a falling bullet...
March 7, 2003
Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption - or have they?
CAPTCHA if they can
February 18, 2003
A test invented by the mathematician Alan Turing in 1950 is helping to stop spammers.
February 4, 2003
Maths makes parallel parking easy.
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
How long can we survive a zombie invasion?
Can a mathematical model of zombies' movements allow the human race to survive impending doom?
Maths in a minute: What's average?
Why the humble average can be grossly misleading.
Who's looking at you?
Observers are, of course, vital in physics: we test our theories by comparing them to our observations. But...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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