From Space.com, a look at why the universe is all history. The universe is celebrating a birthday: It turns 13 and three-quarters billion today. The Great Cosmic Roller-Coaster Ride: Could cosmic inflation be a sign that our universe is embedded in a far vaster realm? A review of Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang by Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok. From Rutherford Journal, Alan Musgrave (Otago): The "Miracle Argument" for Scientific Realism; and Cristian S. Calude and Gregory J. Chaitin (Auckland): A Dialogue on Mathematics and Physics. A Prayer for Archimedes: A long-lost work by Archimedes shows his subtle grasp of the notion of infinity, and how close he was to developing calculus. A review of Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr by Michael A. B. Deakin. A review of Mathematics and Common Sense: A Case of Creative Tension by Philip J. Davis; and a review of The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis by Bela Bollobas. A review of The Tiger That Isn’t: Seeing Through a World of Numbers by Michael Blastland.