## News from the world of Maths

February 11, 2013
Yesterday we opened the |
February 7, 2013
On 14 March at 1.59pm GMT, Marcus du Sautoy will host Pi Day Live, an interactive exploration of the number which has fascinated mathematicians throughout the ages. He wants to rediscover pi using ancient and intriguing techniques, and he needs your help! |

February 7, 2013
They've done it again! GIMPS has discovered the largest known prime number: |
February 5, 2013
How would you go about adding up all the integers from 1 to 100? Tap them into a calculator? Write a little computer code? Or look up the general formula for summing integers? |

January 31, 2013
Sometimes you just can't argue with the evidence. If a large sample of |
January 31, 2013
Scientists find a new method of storing information in DNA. |

January 25, 2013
Climate change is causing populations to sync in different species in the high arctic, increasing their risk of extinction. |
January 16, 2013
Stephen Hawking was once told by an editor that every equation in a book would halve the sales. Curiously, the opposite seems to happen when it comes to research papers. Include a bit of maths in the abstract (a kind of summary) and people rate your paper higher — even if the maths makes no sense at all. |