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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.
School students help researchers fight diseases
A project involving secondary school students has delivered valuable data for epidemiologists.
What is quantum computing?
Quantum computers often grab the science headlines. But what exactly is quantum computing? What will quantum...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Maths in a minute: Continued fractions
Continued fractions reveal the good, the bad and the beautiful side of numbers.
Want less traffic? Build fewer roads!
A mathematical "paradox" explains why more roads don't necessarily mean fewer traffic jams.
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