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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.
Maths in a minute: Local connectivity
How crinkly is crinkly?
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
Outer space: You guessed it
If you are a flower then April is allegedly the cruellest month, but if you are a student of any sort then I'...
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
LHC glimpses hint of new physics
Latest observations hint towards new particles.
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