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Frugal nature: Euler and the calculus of variations
continues our series on the life and work of Leonhard Euler, who would have turned 300 this year. This article looks at the calculus of variations and a mysterious law of nature that has caused some scientists to reach out for god.
Cars in the next lane really do go faster
Yes, you were right to wish you were in the other lane during this morning's commute!
tells why we're usually caught in the slow lane.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
Building a bridge to maths
At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on)...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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