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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 surprinsigly accurate.

Should machines be allowed to make decisions that impact people's lives?

Will sophisticated algorithms one day replace mathematicians?

Find out how a little bit of maths can enable a machine to learn from experience.

Chess computers were one of the first step towards developing a form of AI. Here's a brief history.