Maths in a minute

Getting a different picture of our planet.

Change is the only constant in our lives — which is why differential equations are so useful.

The origin story of this famous sequences stars some cute, fluffy bunnies.

What is herd immunity and what does it have to do with a number called R0?

We look at a crafty mathematical device which, among other things, has helped people understand what causes cholera.

How should people arrange themselves for maximal socialising at a safe distance?

Explore a mystery that intrigued Stephen Hawking until the end of his life.

Nothing, not even light, can escape from a black hole. Or can it? Find out about one of Stephen Hawking's most radical results.

Would you like to get away from Earth? Here's how fast you would need to go.

How does the voting system for the European Parliament elections work?

The mathematical puzzle behind the iconic structure.

In time for pancake day here's a problem about flipping pancakes. It turns out to be surprisingly hard.

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