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

Here's one of the most elegant proofs in all of maths. Rejoice in its simplicity!

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

Why a positive test result doesn't necessarily mean you have the disease.

Here's the ancient proof that there are infinitely many prime numbers.

Why a DNA match doesn't necessarily prove your guilt.