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Stirring the electoral soup
Chaos in the brain
Saying that someone is a chaotic thinker might seem like an insult - but, according to
, it could be that the mathematical phenomenon of chaos is a crucial part of what makes our brains work.
Cracking codes, part II
In the second of two articles,
visits the strange subatomic world and investigates the possibility of unbreakable quantum cryptography.
Genius, stupidity and genius again
looks back at the tragically short but inspiringly productive life of a true original: Evariste Galois.
The magical mathematics of music
According to Shakespeare, music is the food of love. But
follows Galileo's observation that the entire universe is written in the language of mathematics - and that includes music.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
No need for words
Where does our ability to do abstract maths come from? A new study sheds some fascinating light on the...
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