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Lagrange and the Interplanetary Superhighway
In the last issue
explained how chaos on the brain is not only unavoidable but also beneficial. Now he tells us why the same is true for our solar system and sends us on a journey that has been travelled by comets and spacecraft.
A new time machine
Take a journey to the limits of common sense
Einstein Year 2005
Dancing with Einstein
The Institute of Physics and Rambert Dance Company are planning to celebrate the theories of Einstein through dance.
Optional maths - should students be able to give up maths at age 14?
Outer space - In what will now be a regular feature, mathematician and cosmologist John D. Barrow shares some maths that's amused and intrigued him.
Readers' corner- More Strange activities for last issue's Ship of Fools!
Mathematics makes a clean sweep in the Nobel Prizes.
Career interview: Science communicator
Science writer and exhibition researcher
about her work creating up-to-the-minute news exhibits at the Science Museum in London.
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
There's no doubt that information is power, but could it be converted into physical energy you could heat a...
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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