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Shakespeare? He's in my DNA
Scientists find a new method of storing information in DNA.
Beckham in his prime number
The number chosen by the England captain for his Real Madrid shirt is rich in mysterious connotations. But mathematician Marcus du Sautoy backs a new theory to explain why Beckham has plumped for
Terrorists' code of honour
What is information?
Books, brains, computers — information comes in many guises. But what exactly is information?
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.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Celebrating maths communication
One of our favourite mathematicians, Marcus du Sautoy, will receive the 2014 Christopher Zeeman medal for...
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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