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When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Are the polls right?
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
Trisecting an angle with origami
How to solve an ancient problem in a few folds.
Why the Met Office needs a £97m supercomputer
The complex maths of weather and climate.
How many melodies are there?
Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all...
Ebola: Evidence from numbers
Why maths is an important tool in the fight against Ebola.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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