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Uncovering the mathematics of information

Taming big data – Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb tells us about a new institute researching the mathematics of information

How much maths can you eat?

In order to feed the growing population of the world we will have to grow more food in the next fifty years than we have in the last 10,000 years. Maths plays an essential role in this.

The hidden beauty of multiplication tables

There are some amazing patterns hiding within simple arithmetic.

Where's the maths in beer?

There's actually quite a lot of maths in beer. To convince you of this, here are three beer-related maths stories.

Face fusion

The maths behind music has inspired software that can merge faces.

Tricky teacups

One of our favourite problems from our sister site NRICH opens a door to the world of combinatorics and symmetry.

Maths in a minute: Some basic linear programming

How to solve a tricky problem using a picture.

Maths in a minute: The knapsack problem

The simple act of packing your luggage can open a complex can of worms.