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The laws of physics are on display at the Daytona International Speedway. Action Sports Photography/Shutterstock.com

NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics

High speeds, the threat of dangerous crashes, the excitement of the crowd – and the laws of physics on full display. A physicist explains the science of NASCAR.
Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end? JoeyCheung/Shutterstock.com

In praise of doing nothing

Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
Record breaker: Guy Martin next to the Wall of Death. Channel 4

How to ride the Wall of Death

Here's how to use maths to pull off the craziest motorbike stunt of all time.

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