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A new kind of singing star
The Sun is no longer singing solo and is now part of a stellar choir
Astronomers have for the first time listened to the heartbeat of a star other than our own Sun.
The dynamic sun
On 11th August 1999 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from parts of the UK. It will provide a spectacular display, but why is the Sun so interesting?
Establishing the philosophy of cosmology
Do the dramatic advances in cosmology in the last century herald a new golden age of philosophy? A new...
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...
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 leaning tower of PISA?
This year's PISA results have caused predictable headline, but do the statistics add up?
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...
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