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.

Nothing, not even light, can escape from a black hole. Or can it? Find out about one of Stephen Hawking's most radical results.

Would you like to get away from Earth? Here's how fast you would need to go.

How does the voting system for the European Parliament elections work?

The mathematical puzzle behind the iconic structure.

In time for pancake day here's a problem about flipping pancakes. It turns out to be surprisingly hard.

At any point in time there are two points on the Earth's equator with the same temperature.