Maths in a minute

Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words. From symmetry to Euclid's axioms, and from binary numbers to the prosecutor's fallacy, learn some maths without too much effort.

A quick introduction to one of the greatest discoveries of the century.

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The probability distribution that measures success and failure.

Polar coordinates are great for circles and spirals!

Mindless games can produce surprising results.

How to solve a tricky problem using a picture.