News from the world of Maths

December 12, 2011

You would not have thought it, but while you sit contentedly digesting your turkey and gazing at the telly, your brain is keeping up the hard work, making sure that everything in your body goes according to plan. And to understand this most amazing of nature's creations you need maths. Here are some of our favourite articles on brains, human and animal.

December 12, 2011
Researchers in Germany have created a rare example of a weird phenomenon predicted by quantum mechanics: quantum entanglement, or as Einstein called it, "spooky action at a distance". The idea, loosely speaking, is that particles which have once interacted physically remain linked to each other even when they're moved apart and seem to affect each other instantaneously.
December 11, 2011

>It may be Sunday but that's no excuse for resting your brain. Plus has been grappling hard with the strange weirdnesses of quantum mechanics lately, and we think that you should too. So get ready to be mind-boggled.

December 10, 2011

What would Christmas be without the unlimited eating? And even though you can't taste it, there's plenty of maths in food. Here's some yummy examples.

December 8, 2011

Find some animal maths behind door number 8.

December 7, 2011

There are nearly 7 billion of us now, but how many will there be by Christmas 2111? Find out behind door number 7...

December 6, 2011
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Our new postcards are too lovely to keep to ourselves! Look behind Door 6 and find out how to get your own set...