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Mathematical déjà vu, and Coffee

Last week I was in a hotel in Edinburgh where the whole bedroom was vibrating for some unexplained reason, at an almost imperceptible level. The Bessel functions in my glass of water were a key part of the evidence that persuaded the manager to move us<p>Occasionally I get asked what it was that first …

Physics

19 things to do in Clerkenwell before the world ends

When the world ends in fire and brimstone, not even the smart architects and design firms of Clerkenwell will be able to build you a way out. Good …

England

Light and easy roasts for summer

Love a Sunday roast but want something fresh, simple and summery? We've got the perfect recipes, from lamb with lavender to lemon potatoes<p>We British love our Sunday roasts, but sometimes, when the weather is hot, the traditional dinner can seem stodgy and overwhelming.<p>Thankfully, there are plenty …

Cooking

Congratulations are in order for Evan Rachel Wood

77 images<p>The actress is engaged to bandmate Zach Villa<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that celebrity engagement rings are, as a rule, some of …

Lianne La Havas: Blood review – from classy soul-jazz to sultry rock

(Warners)<p>Prince does not appear on this second album by Londoner Lianne La Havas, despite the purple one’s comeback gig in her living room last year. She does just fine without the distraction. <i>Blood</i> finds La Havas considering her Jamaican and Greek roots – the <i>Blood</i> of the title, a song called Green …

Living Rooms

Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he's going to release his first album in 15 years.<p>Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7.<p>He said Saturday that the album was inspired by the …

Grosskreutz row 'normal' for Dortmund - Tuchel

The versatile wing-back claimed the club had not spoken to him "for weeks" but his head coach says there is no issue between himself and the player<p>Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel says there is nothing unusual about the row between the club and Kevin Grosskreutz.<p>The 27-year-old had claimed …

Soccer

Tiny sensor tells you when your favorite places are crowded

You probably aren't a fan of showing up at the coffee shop right when there's a large line, or at the gym when there are no free machines. Wouldn't it be nice if you could find out how busy a place is at any given moment, without resorting to estimates? The new Density sensor might help. The tiny …

New Afghan Taliban chief vows to continue fighting in first public message

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, has promised to continue the group's 13-year insurgency in his first public …

Delays worsen as HMRC helplines keep callers waiting

Official figures show more people were unable to get through at all in the busy period before the end of the tax year this year than in 2014, and gave up without receiving the advice they needed<p>Callers have been forced to wait more than five times longer to get through to tax helplines this year, …

Tax Preparation