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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.
How to approximate the English language using maths.
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
Folding a piece of paper in half might be easy, but what about into thirds, fifths, or thirteenths? Here is...
Kepler discovers five new worlds
The telescope discovers the oldest solar system to date.
Steady on, Einstein
To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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