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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.
Making Two Tribes fairer
In the TV game show Two Tribes teams can have unequal sizes. Is that fair?
Monsters, moonshine and shadows
Not just the ingredients for a fairy tale...
Can you measure information?
Can you measure information? It's a tricky question — but people have tried and come up with very...
Abel Prize 2015: all wrapped up
This years Abel prize shows you can wrap anything, no matter how weirdly shaped.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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