How the need to locate your location at sea led to some interesting mathematics.

A quick look at the role of mathematics in communication — from making and breaking codes to making sure messages arrive intact.

An insightful look at the climate models that predict our future.

Make your own climate prediction with this simple, but powerful, model!

Everybody's talking about Big Data. But what exactly do they mean?

In 2012 the UK government launched a list of the Eight Great technologies of the future. Here's what they are and what role maths has to play in them.

The number pi can be expressed beautifully in terms of infinite sums. For practical purposes though, these sums are rather disappointing: they converge slowly, so you need to sum a large number of terms to get accurate estimates of pi. Here's a clever way to make them converge faster.

This article is part of a series of two articles exploring two ways in which mathematics comes into food, and especially into food safety and health. In this article we will take a dive into the rather smelly business of digesting food, and how a crazy application of chaos theory shows the best way to digest a medicinal drug.