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How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.

A little trig helps to find the relative distance to the Sun and Moon.

Bob Wald tells us why probabilities are important in cosmology.

Why maths is an important tool in the fight against Ebola.

Why do we add fractions the way we do? A very close look at addition reveals the answer — and it also works for negative numbers.

John D. Barrow tells us how to get the best view!

How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.

Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all been written already!