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Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of their higher dimensional equivalent – manifolds.

Present and future mathematicians celebrating women from across the mathematical sciences.

The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the fundamental laws underlying biology.

This year's Abel prize shows you can wrap anything, no matter how weirdly shaped.

Folding a piece of paper in half might be easy, but what about into thirds, fifths, or thirteenths? Here is a simple and exact way for fold any fraction, all thanks to the maths of triangles.

Observers are, of course, vital in physics: we test our theories by comparing them to our observations. But in cosmology, as Jim Hartle explains, we could be one of many possible observers in the Universe and knowing which one we are is vital in testing our theories.

To celebrate the release of more English translations of Einstein's papers, we revisit one of his previously unknown models of the Universe.