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Author: Owen Daniel
The death of the lightning calculator
Runner up in the schools category
Being good at mental arithmetic isn't going to gain you much street cred these days. But, as
explains, not so long ago it was a sure route to fame and fortune — even if you were a horse.
Middle class problems
A famous question involving networks appears to have come closer to an answer.
What is a black hole – mathematically?
Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe...
Physics in a minute: What's the problem with quantum gravity?
At the heart of modern physics lurks a terrible puzzle: the two main theories that describe the world we...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Playing with numbers
Here's a game: pick a positive natural number and if yours is the smallest number no one else has picked, you...
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