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.

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.

In normal life higher dimensions smack of science fiction, but in mathematics they are nothing out of the ordinary.

A quick introduction to transcendental numbers, a famous problem which relates to them, and how the person who solved it became a victim of political tensions.