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The formula that plots (almost) everything

Explore one of the most amazing formulas in maths!

Outer space: Archimedean ice cream cones

What shape of cone maximises the ice cream to wafer ratio?

Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani

The brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has died aged just 40.

Going for gold in London

To join in the excitement of the world athletics championships, we bring you some articles, a puzzle, and a little something on infectious diseases.

LIGO detects a new gravitational wave

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

Overbooking: How to avoid plane rage

The practice of overbooking has made uncomfortable headlines lately. But how do airlines decide how many tickets to sell for a flight? Here's the maths.

Happy birthday to the Isaac Newton Institute!

The Institute is celebrating 25 years of bringing researchers together!

'Nice numbers'

This book leads you through the digits that you meet in every-day life, how they came to be, and what makes them nice.