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News from the world of Maths
GM trials come a cropper
April 8, 2003
As the largest experiment ever conducted on GM crops ends, environmentalists are concerned that the maths might not add up.
Maths on the brain
March 19, 2003
Mathematicians are testing a silicon chip that mimics the function of a part of the human brain concerned with memory. Is this some maths you'd rather not forget?
Faster than a falling bullet...
March 7, 2003
Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption - or have they?
CAPTCHA if they can
February 18, 2003
A test invented by the mathematician Alan Turing in 1950 is helping to stop spammers.
February 4, 2003
Maths makes parallel parking easy.
December 17, 2002
Researchers are now asking for a serve of fuzzy logic with their pizza.
All tied up
December 11, 2002
What do tying your shoe laces and Santa's Christmas Eve journey have in common?
X-otic X-ray visions
December 5, 2002
Using their X-ray vision, astronomers have for the first time found two black holes in the same galaxy, and taken a peek inside a neutron star.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Find the gap
There's been progress on one of the biggest open problems in maths: the twin prime conjecture.
Emmy Noether: Against the odds
Emmy Noether, pioneering female mathematician, died 80 years ago.
Why we want proof
What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?
David Spiegelhalter's new book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peek into the nation's bedrooms.
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