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How to take a perfect penalty
Three steps for ensuring penalty success.
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.
How long can we survive a zombie invasion?
Can a mathematical model of zombies' movements allow the human race to survive impending doom?
Kepler discovers five new worlds
The telescope discovers the oldest solar system to date.
Who's looking at you?
Observers are, of course, vital in physics: we test our theories by comparing them to our observations. But...
Blown off their feet
Two mathematicians' visit to the desert sheds new light on avalanches.
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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