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- Articles by Nicholas Mee

*god particle*, the Higgs boson is said to have given other particles their mass. But how did it do that? In this two-part article we explore the so-called

*Higgs mechanism*, starting with the humble bar magnet and ending with a dramatic transformation of the early Universe.

**Nicholas Mee**discovers, that would be far too simple. In fact, the length of a day varies throughout the year. If you plot the position of the Sun in the sky at the same time every day, you get a strange figure of eight which has provided one artist with a source for inspiration.

**Riemann Hypothesis**is probably the hardest unsolved problem in all of mathematics, and one of the most important. It has to do with prime numbers - the building blocks of arithmetic. Nick Mee, together with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, tells us about the patterns hiding inside numbers.