Issue 17  Jan 2006 

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maths news: from around the globe 
On 15th December 2005, two professors at Central Missouri University in the USA stuck mathematic gold when they found the largest prime number yet discovered.MORE 
A mathematician in Melbourne has applied a mathematical formula to solving one of the most irritating problems in the restaurant; how to stabilise a wobbly table. MORE 
University College London Tennis players unwittingly use maths to estimate the speed and accuracy of their opponent's return. MORE 
Play the number puzzle from Japan that's sweeping the nation. There's a new sudoku puzzle every month! PLAY NOW 
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