Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest ways to reduce, or even prevent some of these consequences?
China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of population growth with a surprising example.
Stephen Hawking's successor as Lucasian Professor studies the maths of soft matter.
A mathematical "paradox" explains why more roads don't necessarily mean fewer traffic jams.
Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.
How the maths that is used to predict earthquakes can help fight gang crime.
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe. How can we understand and predict it?