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LIGO detects a new gravitational wave

The newly observed ripple in spacetime will help us unlock some of the secrets of the Universe.

Conform to the norm

Why do most of us stick to social rules? Game theory offers an explanation.

Maths in a minute: Polar coordinates

Polar coordinates are great for circles and spirals!

Fermat's last theorem

To celebrate the anniversary of its proof, this collection of articles and videos explores one of the most beguiling theorems in maths.

Introducing Florence Nightingale

A brief introduction to the famous nurse and statistician.

The beauty of maths is in the brain of the beholder

Is maths beautiful? New research into the workings of our brains suggests that it is.

Citizen science: The statistics of language

Whether you're aware of it or not, the language you use to express yourself follows strict mathematical principles.

'The mathematics lover's companion'

Edward Scheinerman's book is a friendly exploration of some of the most beautiful and significant results in mathematics.