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three door problem
Outer space: Thinking inside the box
It's Monty Hall, only better!
Thomas Bayes & Mr Zootpooper
The three door problem has become a staple mathematical mindbender, but even if you know the answer, do you really understand it?
lets his imagination run riot in this intergalactic application of Bayes' Theorem.
23 and maths
The company 23andMe made headlines by launching its DNA testing service in the UK. But how are the risks of...
Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
When things get weird with infinite sums
What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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