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The International Congress of Mathematicians is off to a great start.
How many rational solutions can you find on a doughnut?
Free kicks delivered much of the drama in the football world cup this summer. But how should strikers approach them and how does the design on the ball impact on its behaviour in flight? Maths can give us answers...
Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?
Sometimes a piece of maths can be so neat and elegant, it makes you want to shout "eureka!" even if you haven't produced it yourself. One of our favourite examples is the art gallery problem.
Books, brains, computers — information comes in many guises. But what exactly is information?
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on a weird way of adding binary numbers.