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Happy Ada Lovelace day!

Celebrate female mathematicians with these articles and videos.

Gravitational waves get Nobel Prize

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their role in the detection of gravitational waves.

Going for gold in London

To join in the excitement of the world athletics championships, we bring you some articles, a puzzle, and a little something on infectious diseases.

Happy birthday to the Isaac Newton Institute!

The Institute is celebrating 25 years of bringing researchers together!

Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani

The brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has died, aged just 40.

Tennis teasers

Fill those gaps between matches, and the tennis vacuum that will ensue after Wimbledon, with some tennis maths!

Conform to the norm

Why do most of us stick to social rules? Game theory offers an explanation.

LIGO detects a new gravitational wave

The newly observed ripple in spacetime will help us unlock some of the secrets of the Universe.

Spotting lizards

Are pretty lizard patterns the result of a living cellular automaton?

Wavelets catch Abel Prize

This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to Yves Meyer for the development of an incredibly powerful mathematical tool.

Face fusion

The maths behind music has inspired software that can merge faces.

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