Imagine your weight depended on the colour of your underwear! Something quite similar may be happening when you are measuring things in quantum physics. Find out more here...
Are you stumped by the dating game? Never fear — Plus is here! This article looks at one of the central questions of dating: how many people should you date before settling for something serious?
Bees do it, rabbits do it, and luckily, we humans can do it too: explore the famous Fibonacci sequence!
Can the very act of observing something change what's being observed? This series of articles and videos explores some basic questions about the role of the observers in physics.
This year's Nobel Prize for Physics brings together the physics of materials with one of our favourite areas of maths – topology.
If only the fittest survive, how can we explain the evolution of altruism? Mathematics has some answers.
Computer scientists have made a breakthrough in the theory of cake cutting.
A model of the interaction between predators and prey explains why sometimes frogs appear to eat snakes.
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.
Siobbhan Roberts gives us a very personal, and mathematical, encounter with the great John Conway.
The maths behind music has inspired software that can merge faces.
This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to Yves Meyer for the development of an incredibly powerful mathematical tool.
Can you encode a message so that errors in transmission are automatically corrected?
To celebrate international women's day we bring you some favourite articles from the last year that have been written by (or with major input from) women.
A little bit of maths can go a long way in telling the truth from lies. We demonstrate how using the example of volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes.
A useful tool for spotting trends in data.