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The cosmic microwave background is the earliest light we can see in the Universe. So important is this baby picture of the Universe, it's been involved in two Nobel Prizes. Why?

Cambridge mathematicians and physicists remember their most famous colleague with fondness.

Since he Universe is all there is, there's nothing for it to expand into. So what does "expansion" mean?

Fully functioning invisibility cloaks are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Here's a quick look at the maths and science involved in producing them.

Why your muesli shakes down in unexpected ways.

Rock and its use for tools and buildings has shaped human civilisation. Here's an introduction to the maths of rocks.

How do you make a stealth aircraft that's invisible to radar? An area of maths called random matrix theory holds the answer.

From communication technology to LCD displays: crystals are a hugely important part of modern life. Find out more about them with this article.