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Blast it like Beckham?
What tactics should a soccer player use when taking a penalty kick? And what can the goalkeeper do to foil his plans?
uses Game Theory to find the answers, and looks at his World Cup predictions from last issue.
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...
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)...
Grappling with chaos: The Abel Prize 2014
The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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