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Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy<p>As supermassive black holes go it’s really not that super or massive,<p>In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black …

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

Mathematics

Photographer Imagines Life Filled with Anxiety and Mental Illness

What are you looking at? Everything is completely fine. Absolutely normal. Nothing to see here.<p>Diving into psychosis and perception, John William …

British genius is plain to see

Telegraph View: the creation of a "bionic eye" is yet another reason to be cheerful about British innovation<p>The advances of medical science can sometimes seem as baffling as – we are promised – they are revolutionary. But occasionally there are breakthroughs whose miraculous quality we can all …

Ten groundbreaking university research projects - Telegraph

Humphry Davy and the “safety lamp controversy” | Andrew Lacey

This year marks the bicentenary of the invention of the Davy Lamp. But should credit for the first miners’ safety lamp be shared?<p>Almost two hundred years ago, on 9 November 1815, Humphry Davy, formerly Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution, presented to the Royal Society the paper he …