Sir Walter Raleigh is perhaps best known for laying down his cloak in the mud for Queen Elizabeth I. But, he also started a mathematical quest which to this day remains unsolved.

An account of how a prisoner of war's diary was recently decoded. Donald Hill wrote his diary in a numerical code, disguised as a set of mathematical tables, while in Hong Kong during and after the Japanese invasion of 1941.

Every even number greater than 4 can be written as the sum of two odd primes - a simple statement, but still unproven today.

Here is an experiment that you can easily do yourself to test Bernoulli's equation. There are also 2 questions and answers.
Find out how modern telephone networks use mathematics to make it possible for a person to dial a friend in another country just as easily as if they were in the same street, or to read web pages that are on a computer in another continent.
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.