The magic and wonder of the mathematics of straight lines in curved spaces is best explained when you look to nature for examples.
The largest known prime number has been discovered. But what does it all mean?
You might think statisticians could work out if a player has been cheating – it's not that simple.
Scientists have found that cancer growth follows the same mathematical law that predicts earthquakes.
Scientists have used maths to explain why some cats' fur makes them look like they're wearing a tuxedo.
A Japanese mathematician says he's proved a famous unsolved conjecture. The problem is, nobody can understand the solution he's put forth.
The first digits of numbers in a data set aren't distributed equally. And now you know more than a lot of fraudsters do – and should – when they're making up their phony numbers.
Don't worry – there are only 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 configurations.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
Special relativity was inspired, but it took true genius to conceive of general relativity. Had Einstein not come up with it, it may have taken decades for us to figure it out.
More students are taking Advanced Placement calculus in high school. They may be learning techniques for solving certain problems at the expense of the mathematical foundations they need to advance.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the 20th century. His story is told in the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity, screening tonight in selected cinemas in Australia.
Some public schools have switched to a four-day school week. What does it change?
When you see a repeating pattern, your mind easily imagines it continuing to infinity. There are mathematical rules behind the intriguing visuals.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
Both have been much maligned by parents who felt like they couldn't help their kids with basic math homework. But the Common Core could help with conceptual understanding and math intuition.
Maths is all around us. Let children hunt for it.
Mathematicians are a secret weapon when it comes to preparing for outbreaks of diseases like Ebola.
Biology can only tell you so much about the workings of the brain. To understand how we think and remember things you need he help of a mathematician.
Poetry is at the heart of technology. Did not Pythagoras find the connections between beautiful music and mathematics?