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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
Terrorists' code of honour
Maths in a minute: Continued fractions
Continued fractions reveal the good, the bad and the beautiful side of numbers.
London tube strike not all bad?
How "forced experimentation" can lead to economic benefits.
What is quantum computing?
Quantum computers often grab the science headlines. But what exactly is quantum computing? What will quantum...
Remarkable reversible numbers
Some neat number tricks using numbers read backwards.
Want less traffic? Build fewer roads!
A mathematical "paradox" explains why more roads don't necessarily mean fewer traffic jams.
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