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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.
Want less traffic? Build fewer roads!
A mathematical "paradox" explains why more roads don't necessarily mean fewer traffic jams.
Remarkable reversible numbers
Some neat number tricks using numbers read backwards.
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.
London tube strike not all bad?
How "forced experimentation" can lead to economic benefits.
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