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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.
Find the gap
There's been progress on one of the biggest open problems in maths: the twin prime conjecture.
Emmy Noether: Against the odds
Emmy Noether, pioneering female mathematician, died 80 years ago.
Information, decisions and bits
A brief into to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
Why we want proof
What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
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