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The dangers of cracking hash
A crisis in cryptography?
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
Struggling with chance
A 1 in 14 million chance to win the lottery, a 5% risk of cancer, a 50:50 chance of heads on a coin — we deal...
The life and numbers of Fibonacci
The Fibonacci sequence – 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... – is one of the most famous pieces of mathematics. We...
From 70 million to just 600...
This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime...
Establishing the philosophy of cosmology
Do the dramatic advances in cosmology in the last century herald a new golden age of philosophy? A new...
The 2013 Plus advent calendar
Is it cold outside? Yes! The fire warm? Yes! Snow on its way? Yes! Do we love Christmas? YES! Celebrate the...
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