The golden ratio has many amazing properties. But is it really a secret of nature and the epitome of beauty?

With a bit of maths, yes!

Are these methods fair?

Unfortunately the answer is no, not perfectly. Find out more here.

One of the greatest threats to whales is being struck by ships. Find out how Pythagoras' theorem can help avoid this.

From flocks of starlings to spiral galaxies: this article explores examples of emergent phenomena in nature.

Find out how a square grid and some simple rules can generate complex patterns and life-like behaviour.

Human beings are wilful and don't always act rationally. Yet, mathematical models of the behaviour of crowds are surprisingly accurate.