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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
There's no doubt that information is power, but could it be converted into physical energy you could heat a...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
From bridges to networks
How a cute 18th century puzzle laid the foundations for one of the most modern areas of maths: network theory.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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