Our digital lives rely on distributed computer systems, such as the internet, but understanding the order of events in such systems is not always straightforward. Leslie Lamport explains how special relativity helped him order events in computer science, enabling the development of distributed computing.

Celebrate female mathematicians with this selection of interviews and videos, which accompany the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

How to make images out of ripples of pixels...

Imagine your weight depended on the colour of your underwear! Something quite similar may be happening when you are measuring things in quantum physics. Find out more here...

Are you stumped by the dating game? Never fear — Plus is here! This article looks at one of the central questions of dating: how many people should you date before settling for something serious?

Bees do it, rabbits do it, and luckily, we humans can do it too: explore the famous Fibonacci sequence!

This year's Nobel Prize for Physics brings together the physics of materials with one of our favourite areas of maths – topology.

Can the very act of observing something change what's being observed? This series of articles and videos explores some basic questions about the role of the observers in physics.

If only the fittest survive, how can we explain the evolution of altruism? Mathematics has some answers.

Computer scientists have made a breakthrough in the theory of cake cutting.