## Articles

A brief introduction to *bits* and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.

What are the mysteries that still remain in particle physics?

It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how it all fits together.

What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?

David Spiegelhalter's new book *Sex by numbers* takes a statistical peek into the nation's bedrooms. In this interview he tells us some of his favourite stories from the book. Read the article or watch the video!

If I tell you that it's Monday today, then you know it's not any of the other six days of the week. Perhaps the information content of my statement should be measured in terms of the number of all the other possibilities it excludes? Back in the 1920s this consideration led to a very simple formula to measure information.