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A current problem
looks at the eddies and currents, from the pungent problem of sewage outflow to the search for bodies of people who have fallen into rivers, explaining that fluid mechanics lies behind it all.
Code-breakers, doughnuts, and violins
contributor Lewis Dartnell reports on the scramble for million-dollar prizes that made mathematical headlines at the BA Festival of Science in September 2004.
Outer space: Is this a record?
Are records predictable in any way?
The permanent revolution - The government's response to Adrian Smith's Inquiry into post 14 mathematics education
A-levels - Are the ever-improving results a sign of falling standards?
Why we want proof
What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?
Information, decisions and bits
A brief into to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
Emmy Noether: Against the odds
Emmy Noether, pioneering female mathematician, died 80 years ago.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
David Spiegelhalter's new book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peek into the nation's bedrooms.
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