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Bang up a boomerang!
Here's how you can make your own cross-shaped boomerang - and it's safe enough to fly indoors! Hugh rolls up his sleeves and proves that theory isn't everything.
Unspinning the boomerang
In this article, we look at the physics behind the curved flight path of a returning boomerang, and explain that boomerangs are really a kind of gyroscope. We even show you how to bang up a boomerang yourself!
The art gallery problem
Sometimes a piece of maths can be so neat and elegant, it makes you want to shout "eureka!" even if you haven...
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
The power of good questions
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
Blink and you'll miss it: The free kick in football (part I)
Free kicks will deliver much of the drama in the football world cup this summer. But how should strikers...
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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