## News from the world of Maths

Politician Douglas Carswell has been arguing with scientists about what causes the tides. We've figured out who's right.

In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

Image © Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation / Flemming – 2016

If there's a multiverse, then how many of its component universes are like our own?

Why are physicists unsure about what it means to say that something has happened? Anthony Aguirre and Sean Carroll explain.

Some uncomfortable problems in our understanding of life.

Here's a selection of our favourite articles on Olympic maths — from dressage, via ping pong, to athletics.

Geneticists find fascinating clues to the origin of life.