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A bright idea
What do computers and light switches have in common?
illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.
RIP Claude Shannon
Claude Shannon, who died on February 24, was the founder of Information Theory, which is the basis of modern telecommunications.
looks at Shannon's life and works.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
When things get weird with infinite sums
What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic.
Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
23 and maths
The company 23andMe made headlines by launching its DNA testing service in the UK. But how are the risks of...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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