The Financial Times has a drink with Michel Houellebecq. British and Irish authors share their favourite European novels. LIGO has detected a second burst of gravitational waves from merging black holes. A recent solution to the prisoner’s dilemma has created new puzzles in evolutionary biology. A surprising new solution to a decades-old combinatorics problem. A new proof is helping connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world. And the world’s most spectacular climbing routes in 360°-panoramas.
I had been wanting to visit Jordan for a long time and I'm delighted that I finally did. Jordan is a treasure trove of archaeological sites and spectacular landscapes. Read some of my experiences and travel tips.
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Visiting the temples of Angkor was a dream come true. It is an absolutely magnificent site.