Working Out How Old Your Dog is Just Got Loads Harder

Dog scientists – no wait, human scientists specialising in dog issues, to make that clear – have decided we've been calculating the ages of our favourite pets all wrong. They're older than you'd think, and they get older differently to humans. Read More >>

Mathematicians No Longer Stumped by the Number 3

Just on the heels of finding three cubed numbers that sum to 42, scientists have passed another important milestone by finding three enormous cubes that sum to 3. Read More >>

The Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything, Finally Cracked

We all know that 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything, thanks to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Now, we also know that it’s the sum of three cubes. Read More >>

If You Solve This Maths Problem, You Could Steal All the Bitcoin in the World

You may have heard of the famous P versus NP problem. If you can prove or disprove its cryptically short equation, you’d be a million dollars richer—and maybe even billions of dollars richer, depending on your scruples. Read More >>

Soap Bubble Theorist Is the First Woman to Win the ‘Nobel Prize’ of Mathematics

Trailblazing mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck from the University of Texas at Austin, in the US, has been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize—regarded as one of the highest accolades in mathematics. She is now the first woman to receive the illustrious award. Read More >>

Woman Adds 9 Trillion Digits to Pi

Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao has absolutely smashed the previous world record for calculating Pi by adding almost nine trillion more digits. Read More >>

Can You Answer Today’s A Level Maths Questions?

Today is A Level results day in England and Wales, and no doubt there are going to be lots of people who do spectacularly well and get all the grades they need to go to University. Only to drop out after a year and try to form a bike-share start-up . It's also bound to kickstart that same conversation we have every year, with some miserable old people complaining that exams are too easy these days and kids are lucky they get to do coursework and get extra time because of everyone's shared anxiety. Read More >>

Calculators Aren’t Turning us into a Nation of Finger-Counting Simpletons

The pendulum of opinion regarding the use of calculators in schools has swung back into positive territory, with a new report finding that they help students of all ages engage with maths and formulate strategies for solving problems themselves -- as long as the teachers integrate them into lessons appropriately. Read More >>

Pancake Day: This Mathematical Formula Will Help You Make Perfect Pancakes

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This Trippy Music Video Is Made of 3D Fractals

What you’re watching isn’t organic, but a computer-generated visualisation of complex mathematics. It’s a three-dimensional fractal. Read More >>

US FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Known Prime Number Containing a Staggering 23 Million Digits

Using a computer powered by an off-the-shelf Intel Core i5-6600 processor, a FedEx employee from America has discovered the largest prime number known to humanity. At 23,249,425 digits long, it’s nearly a million digits longer than the previous record holder. Read More >>

You Must Sign This Important Petition Today

As regular readers will know, Gizmodo UK has a long tradition of impartiality. We like to tell the story from both sides: We'll tell you why one side says that you're wrong. And we'll tell you why we agree with them that you're really wrong. Read More >>

How Many Chicken Nuggets Are in That Giant Chicken?

By now, you’ve definitely seen or at least heard of The Big Chicken. He is large. He contains multitudes. And he is most certainly real. Read More >>

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If You Read Pi Long Enough, You’ll Find Hamlet

It's Pi Day (if you adhere to the US calendar system at least)! Which, okay, whatever, if you were really hardcore about celebrating you'd figure out what nanosecond corresponds to 3.14159 or whatever and pop the Moet then, but you didn't and you won't so whatever, right? But! that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with the nerdiest holiday in the land, thanks to YouTube mathemagician Vihart. Read More >>

10 Tips to Improve Your Mental Maths Ability

Calculators are awesome, but they’re not always handy. More to the point, no one wants to be seen reaching for the calculator on their mobile phone when it’s time to figure out a 15 per cent gratuity. Here are ten tips to help you crunch numbers in your head. Read More >>