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The luck of the draw
A mathematical improbability in the Third Round of the FA Cup could have upset the Premiership sides.
What a coincidence!
Coincidences are familiar to us all but what are the so-called laws of chance? From coin tossing to freak weather events,
explains how probability is at the heart of it all.
Blink and you'll miss it: The free kick in football (part I)
Free kicks will deliver much of the drama in the football world cup this summer. But how should strikers...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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