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enIn the eye of the chicken
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<p>Chickens may behave erratically when they are headless, but with their heads screwed on, so new research shows, they are
capable of an amazing form of disordered order.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/eye-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/eye-chicken#commentsKepler's conjecturepackingpacking problemsMon, 10 Mar 2014 10:45:03 +0000mf3446052 at https://plus.maths.org/contentThomas Harriot: A lost pioneer
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It's International Year of Astronomy and all eyes are on Galileo Galilei, whose astronomical observations 400 years ago revolutionised our understanding of the Universe. But few people know that Galileo wasn't the first to build a telescope and turn it on the stars. That honour falls to a little-known mathematician called Thomas Harriot, who excelled in many other ways too. <b>Anna Faherty</b>
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<p><i>It's International Year of Astronomy and all eyes are on Galileo Galilei, whose astronomical observations 400 years ago revolutionised our understanding of the Universe. But few people know that Galileo wasn't the first to build a telescope and turn it on the stars. That honour falls to a little-known mathematician called Thomas Harriot, who might have become a household name, had he
bothered to publish his results. This article is a tour of his work.</i></p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/thomas-harriot-lost-pioneer" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/thomas-harriot-lost-pioneer#comments50algebraastronomybinary numberKepler's conjecturerefractionsnell's lawSun, 01 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2351 at https://plus.maths.org/contentEditorial
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<p>Has mathematics become an experimental science? Yes, according to the most prestigious journal of mathematics - at least that part of maths that involves computer proofs.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/welcome-maths-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/welcome-maths-lab#commentsKepler's conjecturepacking problemsproofMon, 22 Nov 2004 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2511 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMathematical mysteries: Kepler's conjecture
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<p>Sir Walter Raleigh is perhaps best known for laying down his cloak in the mud for Queen Elizabeth I. But, he also started a mathematical quest which to this day remains unsolved.</p>
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<p>Sir Walter Raleigh is perhaps best known for laying down his cloak in the mud for Queen Elizabeth I (though sadly this act of chivalry is probably a myth!) However, he also started a mathematical quest which to this day remains unsolved.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-keplers-conjecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-keplers-conjecture#comments3Kepler's conjectureMathematical mysteriespacking problemsSun, 31 Aug 1997 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin4760 at https://plus.maths.org/content