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Frugal nature: Euler and the calculus of variations
continues our series on the life and work of Leonhard Euler, who would have turned 300 this year. This article looks at the calculus of variations and a mysterious law of nature that has caused some scientists to reach out for god.
Cars in the next lane really do go faster
Yes, you were right to wish you were in the other lane during this morning's commute!
tells why we're usually caught in the slow lane.
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
Why wait a second?
Why today is 24 hours and 1 second long.
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
Kissing the curve – manifolds in many dimensions
Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of...
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
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