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Frugal nature: Euler and the calculus of variations
continues our series on the life and work of Leonhard Euler, who would have turned 300 this year. This article looks at the calculus of variations and a mysterious law of nature that has caused some scientists to reach out for god.
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
What is information?
Books, brains, computers — information comes in many guises. But what exactly is information?
Kissing the curve
From a smile to a line drawing by Picasso, curves bring great beauty to our world. But how curvy is a curve?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Celebrating maths communication
One of our favourite mathematicians, Marcus du Sautoy, will receive the 2014 Christopher Zeeman medal for...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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