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Plus Advent Calendar Door #1: Everything's connected

Find out how we are all connected behind door number 1!

Circle graffiti

Our image of the week shows mathematical street art.

Snow, snow, beautiful snow!

Our images of the week show the amazing snow art created by Simon Beck.

Dreams of the Universe: Is particle physics unscientific?

There are many theories in particle physics that cannot be tested in experiments. Does this make it unscientific? This debate, featuring one of our favourite theoretical physicists, David Tong, explores the question.

Rolling parabolically

If you roll a parabola along a straight line then the shape its focus traces out as it goes is ... a catenary!

Find out what you didn't know you didn't know!

Why do diamonds sparkle? Where is the 4th dimension in Dali's paintings? Find out the answer to these and 98 other questions about maths and art at John Barrow's talk to launch his new book.

Chemical bonding

Our image of the week is all about chemistry!

Why the Met Office needs a £97m supercomputer

The complex maths of weather and climate.

Walking the tightrope

Why does a long pole help balance?

Fighting epidemics with maths

How maths helps us understand and fight infectious diseases.

Ten years, 100,000 teenagers

Happy tenth birthday to Maths Inspiration – the fantastic project that has delivered interactive maths shows to over 100,000 teenagers!

Revealing a lost space: The British Museum courtyard

Our image of the week shows the courtyard of the British Museum in London with its beautiful glass and steel roof.

  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.