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How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of computers using an example.

You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed the father of the information age, would have turned 100 this week.

A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.

Why a time-honoured statistical tool is becoming problematic.

How to optimally fill a box with eight-dimensional oranges.

One of the greatest honours in maths has been awarded for the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

How simples rules can result in very complex outcomes.