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In the first of two articles,
takes a tour through the history of codes and the prospects for truly unbreakable quantum cryptography.
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.
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Kissing the curve
From a smile to a line drawing by Picasso, curves bring great beauty to our world. But how curvy is a curve?
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...
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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