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The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.

As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It wouldn't be surprising given the drab grey skies outside. But now you have another excuse: the cereal, sand and snow can all be examples of granular flows.

A clever statistical technique helped the Kepler mission to find the huge haul of new planets it announced last week.

The funeral of the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía this week reminded us of the mathematical and musical reasons we love flamenco.

Fields medallist Cédric Villani talks to us about our solar system, chaos, and what it's like being a mathematical superstar.

If you're not sure how maths is relevant to real life, then go to see this year's popular lectures put on by the London Mathematical Society.

We vote that all academic papers have such tempting video trailers!