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The maths of infinite series
In the last issue Lewis Dartnell explained how chaos on the brain is not only unavoidable but also beneficial. Now he tells us why the same is true for our solar system and sends us on a journey that has been travelled by comets and spacecraft.
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Infinities are tricky things and have perplexed mathematicians and philosophers for thousands of years.

Saying that someone is a chaotic thinker might seem like an insult - but, according to Lewis Dartnell, it could be that the mathematical phenomenon of chaos is a crucial part of what makes our brains work.
Tope Omitola looks back at the tragically short but inspiringly productive life of a true original: Evariste Galois.