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Conform to the norm

Why do most of us stick to social rules? Game theory offers an explanation.

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.

Maths in a minute: The binomial distribution

The probability distribution that measures success and failure.

Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani

The brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has died aged just 40.

The beauty of maths is in the brain of the beholder

Is maths beautiful? New research into the workings of our brains suggests that it is.

Citizen science: The statistics of language

Whether you're aware of it or not, the language you use to express yourself follows strict mathematical principles.

LIGO detects a new gravitational wave

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

Tennis teasers

Fill those gaps between matches, and the tennis vacuum that will ensue after Wimbledon, with some tennis maths!