# The sum of 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + ... until infinity is somehow -1/12

Here's a fun little brain wrinkle pinch for all you non-math people out there (that should be everyone in the world*): the sum of all natural numbers, from one to infinity, is not a ridiculously big number like you would expect but actually just -1/12. Yes, the sum of every number from one to infinity is some weird…

# You've Never Seen Pi Look So Interesting in So Many Ways

Martin Krzywinski is an artist. No, wait, he's a mathematician. Actually, scratch that: he's both, and he can make the number Pi look insanely beautiful.

# Polynesian People Were Using Binary 600 Years Ago

Binary lies at the heart of our technological lives: those strings of ones and zeroes are fundamental to the way all our digital devices function. But while the invention of binary is usually credited to German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz in the 18th Century, it turns out the Polynesians were using it as far back…

# This Video Finally Makes Sense of Logarithms

If math brings you out in a cold sweat, then logarithms surely leave you in a sobbing heap. But no longer, thanks to the wonderful Vi Hart.

# Population Growth and Climate Change Explained Using Lego

There's seemingly no limit to the power of Lego, and in this video Hans Rosling uses it with great panache to explain the problems of population growth and climate change.

# Wait a Minute, Does Math Actually Exist?

If you're studying for the algebra test tomorrow or thinking about how little you use math now after you failed it a million times in high school, here's something to melt your brain with just a tad: math might not actually exist. It's not an actual thing of the universe, it's just something humans invented. Or is it…