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The 19th century experienced a geometrical revolution. Find out how the new geometries that were discovered shaped philosophy, science, culture and art.

This article explores how Euclid's ancient geometry interacts with all aspects of human thought and life.

How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of computers using an example.

Meet the algebra at the heart of your computer!

Claude Shannon's ingenious insight linking physical circuits with Boolean algebra paved the way for modern computing.

Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest ways to reduce, or even prevent some of these consequences?

From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.

Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the central limit theorem.