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We all know what symmetry is. But why does it play such a central role in modern physics?

A closer look at the power of symmetry in physics.

How simples rules can result in very complex outcomes.

China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of population growth with a surprising example.

It would be foolish to ignore evidence. Luckily Bayes' theorem shows us how to take it in into account.

Find out why leap years exist, why you have to wait 400 years for your birthday pattern to repeat, and why there are so many Fridays falling on a 13th.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Maxwell's equations we talk to physicist John Ellis about what they mean for modern technology and our understanding of the Universe.

Find out how scientists, from physicists to geneticists, measure their confidence in their results.