A new study into Covid-19 suggests that flattening the curve will take longer and harder measures than previously hoped.
Perfect numbers have foxed mathematicians for over 2000 years. Here's a quick look at the long struggle to find them.
For over 250 years minimal surfaces have been playing hide and seek with mathematicians. But what are they and why are they interesting?
Was the Brexit result fair? Will the general election be fair? Can any election ever be fair? Find out more about the maths of democracy with these articles.
What do young researchers in maths and computer science work on? We find out at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019. From crime scene investigation to theoretical investigations of computer algorithms, the range is wide.
Find out how these humble animals have inspired computer algorithms to solve complex real-world problems.
We look back over how our picture of gravity has changed Image courtesy NASA.
How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? The maths of synchronisation explains and even sheds light on evolution.
What is everything made of?
Stuck on your arithmetic? Try a billiard table!
As the world prepares for the worst, we explore the maths that can help us stop a pandemic.
We debunk some common mathematical misconceptions to do with the golden ratio, the four colour theorem, and the Monty Hall problem.
David Spiegelhalter, expert in risk and evidence communication, tells us how well the UK government has done so far communicating about Covid-19.
How should people arrange themselves, when sitting in the park, for maximal socialising at a safe distance?
After 2000 years of searching we only know of 51 perfect numbers and they're all even. What else do and don't we know about these rare and precious jewels of maths?
The "free-range mathematician" and "architect of particle physics" has passed away in Princeton.
We celebrate Karen Uhlenbeck, first female winner of the Abel Prize, and some of the other female mathematicians we met over the last year.
This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis. Find out more about their work.