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To generalise or specialise?
Generalists can thrive in a world of specialists
Modelling, step by step
Why can't human beings walk as fast as they run? And why do we prefer to break into a run rather than walk above a certain speed? Using mathematical modelling,
R. McNeill Alexander
finds some answers.
Influenza Virus: it's all in the packaging
How are researchers in disease dynamics using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates?...
El duende flamenco de Paco de Lucía
The funeral of the great flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia, this week reminded us of the mathematical and...
Research into the bizarre world of neutrinos helps to piece together the creation story of the Universe.
Why are we here?
David Sloan calculates how likely it is that our Universe exists. He explains to us how, and why the answer...
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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