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An account of how a prisoner of war's diary was recently decoded. Donald Hill wrote his diary in a numerical code, disguised as a set of mathematical tables, while in Hong Kong during and after the Japanese invasion of 1941.

Sir Walter Raleigh is perhaps best known for laying down his cloak in the mud for Queen Elizabeth I. But, he also started a mathematical quest which to this day remains unsolved.

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The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
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Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest questions in maths.

Here is an experiment that you can easily do yourself to test Bernoulli's equation. There are also 2 questions and answers.