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What makes an object into a musical instrument?
Many things make a noise when you hit them, but not many are commonly used to play music — why is that?
looks at harmonic and not so harmonic frequencies and at how percussion instruments are tuned.
A new kind of singing star
The Sun is no longer singing solo and is now part of a stellar choir
Career interview: Performance engineer - Rolls Royce
Adrian Bird, a performance engineer at Rolls Royce, tells
that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. You can follow your dreams to do maths and it can lead you to the skies.
Researchers observe the Inverse Doppler effect for the first time.
Astronomers have for the first time listened to the heartbeat of a star other than our own Sun.
23 and maths
The company 23andMe made headlines by launching its DNA testing service in the UK. But how are the risks of...
Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
When things get weird with infinite sums
What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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