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Articles by Rachel Thomas
How can lives be saved next time the earth moves?
Career interview: Biomechanical engineer
explains how engineering can allow you to explore the unknown, from understanding how mechanical structures bend to investigating the way genes affect the shape of embryos.
Chaotic Christmas? Try crocheting chaos!
Welcome to the maths lab
Has mathematics become an experimental science?
And now, the weather...
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
A mathematical mystery begins...
Crack codes, solve a mystery and even win prizes in the University of Southampton's National Cipher Challenge.
How not to catch a sunbeam
Has the precious cargo of the crashed Genesis mission survived to tell us about the origins of our solar system?