Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival is a further example of how science, technology, engineering and math illuminate movies – and, in the process, our minds.
Dreading math class as you head back into school? Never fear: Try these tips from famed mathematician George Pólya.
Solving the P vs NP problem is one of mathematics' most intractable puzzles, and there's US$1m prize money for the first to do so.
Many parents are demanding less technology use in the classroom due to the amount of screen time children get at home. This story explores whether maths education and technology go hand in hand.
A 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet reveals an ancient method of constructing right-angled triangles that makes it the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table.
Quantum computing is being described as "just around the corner". Is it?
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
Humans behave like atoms when viewed from a distance.
Let's say you want the perfect mix of friends and strangers at your next party. Mathematicians have been working on a version of this problem for nearly a century, and the answer is complicated.
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.
Mirzakhani blazed to the top of her field due to her talent. But who she was and where she came from also make her a role model for those from underrepresented demographics in the world of math.
There are several ways to help children learn and be interested in maths – even the reluctant ones.
Expressing music into mathematical formulae can help us understand why some pieces and performances can send shivers down your spine.
Pickett's Charge was one of the seminal battles of the U.S. Civil War, setting the stage for the ultimate Confederacy defeat. Could it have played out differently?
On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin. We dive into the research on this controversial practice.
Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
There's a reason why some people get different answers to those frustrating viral maths problems. You need to learn how to "read" the maths.
Biologists only really started to use maths in the last few decades.