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The real numbers and Cauchy sequences

We take the real numbers for granted, but what are they really? Here's an interesting way of looking at them.

Clocking the schedule

The way many football leagues schedule their fixtures can lead to unfair effects — and unsolved maths problems! Dries Goossens, who schedules the Belgian Pro League, explains.

Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

What happens if you squeeze the quantum fuzziness inherent in an electron's position?

Something from nothing?

If you can prove that a statement can't possibly be false, does this mean it's true? Here's a gentle look at non-constructive proofs and the worries some people have about them.

Error correcting codes

Learn about magical mathematical methods for fixing errors on the fly.

Genetics: Nature's digital code

Is nature using digital tools to deal with genetic information?

A very useful pandemic

Cambridge researchers, the BBC, and thousands of citizen scientists have created a revolutionary infectious disease data set.

Maths in a minute: Chomp

Explore a game that involves biscuits and comes with a surprising mathematical twist — what could be better?