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The Moon once churned an ocean of slushy magma

A new model of the formation of the Moon's crust finally explains the diversity and range of ages of rocks found on the lunar surface.

Understanding the diversity of forests using AI

New techniques in artificial intelligence are helping assess the diversity of forests.

The powers of the multiplication table

Explore the amazing patterns that reveal the powers hidden in the multiplication table!

Maths helps curb COVID-19 in schoolsUK Schools have received more than 300,000 CO2 monitors as part of a government initiative that has received significant input from mathematicians.
Hiding in plane sight

Flying a plane on a secret mission? Some basic geometry can help you avoid being captured by an adversary.

Understanding waning immunity

What can we expect from a disease for which natural or vaccine induced immunity wanes?

Maths in a minute: The normal distribution

It's so ubiquitous it's normal!

Maths in a minute: The gamma distribution

How long do you have to wait for more than one thing to happen?

Maths in a minute: Probability distributions

They are incredibly useful, but what exactly are they?

Maths in a minute: The exponential distribution

How long do you have to wait for something to happen?

Maths in a minute: The Poisson distribution

What's the chance that something happens?

Maths in a minute: The binomial distribution

Measuring your chance of success.

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