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Euler's solution to the Basel problem
An infinite series of surprises
Infinite series occupy a central and important place in mathematics.
C. J. Sangwin
shows us how eighteenth-century mathematician Leonhard Euler solved one of the foremost infinite series problems of his day.
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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