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A rare view of Venus
The Venus transit on June 8 gives us the chance to measure the scale of the Solar System.
Untangling a magnetic mystery
A new mathematical model might explain the strange magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune.
Establishing the philosophy of cosmology
Do the dramatic advances in cosmology in the last century herald a new golden age of philosophy? A new...
From 70 million to just 600...
This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime...
Struggling with chance
A 1 in 14 million chance to win the lottery, a 5% risk of cancer, a 50:50 chance of heads on a coin — we deal...
The leaning tower of PISA?
This year's PISA results have caused predictable headline, but do the statistics add up?
The life and numbers of Fibonacci
The Fibonacci sequence – 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... – is one of the most famous pieces of mathematics. We...
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