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Plus new writers award 2008
The amazing librarian
describes the workings of the most famous search engine of them all. You'll need some linear algebra for this one, but it's worth the while!
Alan Turing: ahead of his time
Alan Turing is the father of computer science and contributed significantly to the WW2 effort, but his life came to a tragic end.
explores his story.
A glimpse of Cantor's paradise
explores the beautiful world of the infinite.
Number crunching ants
finds that having a small brain doesn't stop you doing great things.
Fermat's last theorem and Andrew Wiles
tells the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who, with intense devotion and in secret, proved a deceptively simple-looking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.
If we all go for the blonde
revisits a scene of the film
A beautiful Mind
Maths on a plane
discovers how maths helps solve the mysteries of flight and love.
Can you measure information?
Can you measure information? It's a tricky question — but people have tried and come up with very...
Monsters, moonshine and shadows
Not just the ingredients for a fairy tale...
Folding a piece of paper in half might be easy, but what about into thirds, fifths, or thirteenths? Here is...
What is infinity?
Take a trip into the never-ending.
Making Two Tribes fairer
In the TV game show Two Tribes teams can have unequal sizes. Is that fair?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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