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Shakespeare? He's in my DNA
Scientists find a new method of storing information in DNA.
Beckham in his prime number
The number chosen by the England captain for his Real Madrid shirt is rich in mysterious connotations. But mathematician Marcus du Sautoy backs a new theory to explain why Beckham has plumped for
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Infinite sums and China's demographics
China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of...
The maths of February 29
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Maxwell's equations and the secrets of nature
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Maxwell's equations we talk to physicist John Ellis about what they...
Perfect birthday gift for GIMPS
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