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Decoding a war time diary
An account of how a prisoner of war's diary was recently decoded. Donald Hill wrote his diary in a numerical code, disguised as a set of mathematical tables, while in Hong Kong during and after the Japanese invasion of 1941.
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
Friends and strangers
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to...
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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