A model of the interaction between predators and prey explains why sometimes frogs appear to eat snakes.
Has the future already already been written? Is time just an illusion? Take a step outside of spacetime with cosmologist Marina Cortês to discover the block universe.
In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.
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Five favourite problems inspired by Leonhard Euler, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
An insightful look at the climate models that predict our future.
With intelligent machines taking over more and more of our jobs, what does the rise of AI mean for humanity?
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest ways to reduce, or even prevent some of these consequences?
The 19th century experienced a geometrical revolution. Find out how the new geometries that were discovered shaped philosophy, science, culture and art.
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Discover the beauty of surface tension!
Are there problems computers will never be able to solve, no matter how powerful they become? This series of articles explores the question and finds surprising answers.
We all know what we mean when we say that something has happened — well, all except for theoretical physicists, who have grave difficulty with the notion of "events". Find out more with these articles and videos.
Mathematicians are working hard to understand an impenetrable proof of the famous ABC conjecture.
Here's the ancient proof that there are infinitely many prime numbers.
Mathematical models predict how fast a rumour will spread and how many people it's likely to reach.
The possibility that there might be many parallel worlds has just become a little more likely.
Why a DNA match doesn't necessarily prove your guilt.
This puzzle is apparently used in job interviews — would you pass?