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Plus 1000 — Mathematical lives
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.
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
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.
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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