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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.

Find out how scientists, from physicists to geneticists, measure their confidence in their results.

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.

In The Neverending Story a little boy named Bastian discovers that there's something extraordinary about the book he's smuggled into his backpack: it changes as he reads it. The act of reading "The Neverending Story" Bastian finds, is simultaneously the act of writing it. Could our universe be in a similar loop?

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Maxwell's equations we talk to physicist John Ellis about what they mean for modern technology and our understanding of the Universe.