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Fields medallist: How Rubik's cube inspired new maths

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-13 11:30
Manjul Bhargava, who has just won the most coveted prize in mathematics, explains the link between Rubik's cube and his groundbreaking work in number theory






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Les chiffres pour gagner le jackpot - Le Matin Online

Marcus du Sautoy news - Wed, 2014-08-13 10:33

Les chiffres pour gagner le jackpot
Le Matin Online
... souligne le directeur de la Loterie Romande. Un mathématicien britannique d'Oxford, Marcus du Sautoy, l'a justement démontré par un savant calcul de probabilités. Alors mieux vaut choisir des numéros consécutifs que de cocher des dizaines espacées.

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Archaeologists uncover vast ancient tomb in Greece

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:09
Site dates to end of Alexander the Great's reign in 4th century BC and may be grave of a prominent Macedonian, say officials Continue reading...






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Fields Medals 2014: prizes for maths work that few of us can grasp

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:17
Don't worry if you don't understand the work of this year's winners. Nor do most of their university colleagues Continue reading...






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Nanoparticles could help deliver a killer blow to cancer

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:00

Nanotherapy is showing promise as a means to target chemotherapy, kill tumour cells by heating or enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy

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Fields Medals 2014: the maths of Avila, Bhargava, Hairer and Mirzakhani explained

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:00

The following texts were provided by the International Mathematical Union, which awards the Fields Medals. They do an excellent job of explaining in as accessible language as possible what the four 2014 medallists did to earn their awards

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Maryam Mirzakhani: 'The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got'

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:30
The first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal prize discusses her life as a mathematician Continue reading...






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Iranian woman wins maths' top prize, the Fields medal

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:32
Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University is the first woman to win the Fields medal, alongside three male mathematicians receiving the award in Seoul






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Meet your maker: Homing in on the ancestor of all life

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 19:00
What was the last shared ancestor of all life like? How did it make its living? A radical new answer could explain some of the most mysterious features of life (full text available to subscribers)






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European spacecraft refuels International Space Station - video

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-12 18:42
European cargo ship the Georges Lemaître docks with the International Space Station, bringing more than seven tonnes of fuel and supplies to the crew on board. It is the fifth and final docking mission of the European Space Agency craft which will burn up upon re-entry over the South Pacific Ocean Continue reading...






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The high life of the self-experimenters

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:33
It seems that legal high inventor Dr Z wasn't the first person to dabble in drugs they made in the lab. Here are some other psychonauts who did the same
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: how to rescue Hubble, machine that predicts heart attacks, Dr Z the legal high designer, Iraq air drops and more






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Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw obituary

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:58
Brilliant mathematician with a special interest in magic squares, she served as an educational adviser to Thatcher in the 1980s Continue reading...






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Picturing science: Royal Society launches scientific illustrations print on demand

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-12 14:30

The Royal Society has just launched a print-on-demand service so the public can easily purchase high quality prints of nature and scientific illustrations from its library and archives.

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Finding My Mind - Manila Standard Today

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-08-12 14:02

Manila Standard Today

Finding My Mind
Manila Standard Today
Oxford University Professor for Public Understanding of Science Marcus du Sautoy goes on a journey of understanding the brain. He takes on several neuroscience experiments, all in hopes of understanding the brain. He allows himself to be injected with ...

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Air drops get water filters and chargers to Iraq refugees

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 13:07
Emergency supplies including food, power sources and water filters have been dropped over the Sinjar mountains of Iraq for the stranded Yazidi






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Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-12 13:00

News of Robin Williamss death due to apparent suicide, said to be a result of suffering severe depression, is terribly sad. But to say taking your own life because of such an illness is a selfish act does nothing but insult the deceased, potentially cause more harm and reveal a staggering ignorance of mental health problems

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Proof confirmed of 400-year-old fruit-stacking problem

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 11:42
A long-awaited computer-verified proof could unlock new human-computer maths collaborations






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Brain regeneration: Crayfish turn blood into neurons

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-12 11:39
Crayfish have a "nursery" in their heads where blood cells transform into neurons – the process may one day help us to regenerate our own brain cells






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