## News from the world of Maths

How chickens' eyes solve a subtle maths problem.

Tomorrow is International Women's Day, and it got us wondering… could this be the year we finally have a female winner of a Fields Medal?

A clever statistical technique helped the Kepler mission to find the huge haul of new planets it announced last week.

The funeral of the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía this week reminded us of the mathematical and musical reasons we love flamenco.

We've read the book. We've bought the T-shirt. And now, finally, here it is: the movie of one of our favourite maths problems

Are there more irrational numbers than rational numbers, or more rational numbers than irrational numbers? Well, there are infinitely many of both, so the question doesn't make sense. It turns out, however, that the set of rational numbers is infinite in a very different way from the set of irrational numbers.