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Pure maths in crisis?

Proof is the essence of mathematics. But is the standard of proof in research maths really as high as mathematicians would like to believe? Kevin Buzzard argues it's not.

The central place of GPS in our lives

Celebrating GPS with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Synchronised swimming

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.

The Abel Prize 2019

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck has been awarded the Abel Prize 2019!

The selfish herd

From flocks of starlings to spiral galaxies: this article explores examples of emergent phenomena in nature.

Maths in a minute: Flipping pancakes

In time for pancake day here's a problem about flipping pancakes. It turns out to be surprisingly hard.

Happy International Women's Day 2019!

We celebrate International Women's Day with some of our favourite articles and videos from the last year.

Celebrating pi day with a new record

Just in time for pi day Emma Haruka Iwao announces that she's calculated a record 31 trillion digits of the beloved number.