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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.

A new framework for the laws underlying reality could explain why nature obeys quantum rules, the origin of time’s arrow, and the power of quantum computing.

Does reality arise from information? What does this even mean? Anton Zeilinger explains the impact of John Wheeler's radical idea.