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From dust to us

Where planets are born is not necessarily where they will stay…

The Fibonacci sequence: A brief introduction

Anything involving bunny rabbits has to be good.

The PEMDAS Paradox

What answer do you get when
you calculate 6÷ 2(1+2)?

Kurt Gödel: A postard from Vienna

Wim Hordijk recently sent us a digital postcard from Vienna, where he had traced the steps of the eminent mathematician Kurt Gödel. Here is what he discovered.

Maths behind the rainbow

Keats complained that a mathematical explanation of rainbows robs them of their magic, conquering "all mysteries by rule and line". But rainbow geometry is just as elegant as the rainbows themselves.

Maths in a minute: Escape velocity

Would you like to get away from Earth? Here's how fast you would need to go.

Helping men with early prostate cancer

A new online tool developed with the help of statisticians enables patients to make informed treatment choices.

A cute problem goes big

Mathematicians have revived an old approach to solving the famous Riemann hypothesis.