Is the rise of big data and the use of algorithms by businesses to blame for modern society's ills?
There's no Nobel Prize in mathematics, but math undergirds much high-level science. The 2016 Nobel in Physics rewards work in topology, a branch of math with multiple real world applications.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
A new way to generate random numbers can improve mathematics, cybersecurity and even predictions about the future. How does it work, and what does it mean for us?
An instant likely feels different to a person, or a redwood, or a gnat. What's infinitely small for one might be a whole lifetime for another – and that scale influences the choices we make.
Here are some strategies that can help boost both teachers' and their students' confidence in maths.
If computers ruled the roads, we might be out of a jam.
The fashion industry attracts creative young minds. But to succeed as a designer in a time of rapid technological change, knowledge of maths and science is invaluable.
Turns out the English Premier League is a lot more unpredictable than Spain's La Liga, which could be why it attracts so much funding.
Many scientists didn't believe that crystals made up of never-repeating patterns could exist. But they do and scientists are starting to understand the weird maths behind them.
... and how wind played its part.
A mathematician shares some tips on how to avoid four-hour car park grid lock.
£41m will be spent on 'mastery learning' – will it improve learning in primary schools?
Mathematics can help musicians and music enthusiasts create rhythms that would be hard to play manually or to otherwise compose.
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
A new mathematical model of ISIS supporters' online behavior provides insights into how cyberactivity relates to real-world attacks.
It's 30 years since the release of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Here's why he got away with it.
A new field of research aims to deepen, and even quantify, our understanding of artistic style. We use mathematical techniques to help discover novel insights, even in well-studied paintings.
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
It's a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.