Articles

A brief introduction to the strange theory of quantum mechanics and how it appears to afford a special role to observers.

How the need to locate your location at sea led to some interesting mathematics.

Here's one of the most elegant proofs in all of maths. Rejoice in its simplicity!

A quick look at the role of mathematics in communication — from making and breaking codes to making sure messages arrive intact.

So easy to describe, yet so hard to prove.

If only the fittest survive, how can we explain the evolution of altruism? Mathematics has some answers.

Why a positive test result doesn't necessarily mean you have the disease.

Journey to the limits of computation with a number that's easy to describe but can't be calculated.