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Author: P.J. Aston
Decoding a war time diary
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.
Life's quantum crystal ball
Does the ability to predict the future define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
Why wait a second?
Why today is 24 hours and 1 second long.
El Niño: What on Earth will happen next?
El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe...
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