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origins of life
Hello? Is there anybody out there?
Mathematics tackles an eternal question
Life as we don't know it
Physicist and cosmologist
has made an unusual move into the infant discipline of astrobiology. He tells
about his interest in the big questions: what is life, how would we recognise aliens - and are they all around us?
Ada Lovelace, born 200 years ago this month, is hailed the world's first computer programmer. What exactly...
Infinite sums and China's demographics
China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of...
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...
The maths of February 29
Find out why leap years exist, why you have to wait 400 years for your birthday pattern to repeat, and why...
It from bit?
Does reality arise from information? What does this even mean? Anton Zeilinger explains the impact of John...
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