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

A new study suggests that Facebook is heading for a very rapid decline.

There's no doubt that maths is very good at describing the world around us. Could this be because the Universe we live in is itself a mathematical structure? We talk to Max Tegmark.

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a mathematical analysis of satellite signals from the plane. Careful analysis of just a handful of data points has focussed the search on an area in the southern Indian Ocean.

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.

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

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