# Can You Guess The Next Number In This Sequence?

Everything you need to solve this riddle can be found in the numbers you see here. Be apprised: The mathematically inclined tend to struggle with this puzzle.

# Think You Know The Solution To This Classic Riddle? Think Again.

Today's puzzle will be posed in two halves. The first half is a classic riddle – in fact, I suspect many of you will have heard it before. The second half, however, is an extension of the riddle that reveals its most common solution be be insufficient.

# Statistician Creates Model To Predict What's Next In *Game Of Thrones*

Call it the ultimate spoiler: Richard Vale, a lecturer in the Statistics Department at the University of Canterbury, has developed a mathematical model to predict the fates of the characters in the next two *Game of Thrones* novels.

# The Spellbinding Mathematical GIFs Of Dave Whyte

The brain-bending animations of Dave "my name is david and i make gifs" Whyte are among the most captivating we've ever seen.

# Good Life-Advice From Maryam Mirzakhani

Earlier this month, Iranian-born Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal in the prize's nearly 80-year history. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she has some pretty solid advice to offer on making one's way through the world.

# Creating the Rings of Saturn

How long would it take for Saturn to form its rings? Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomer blog goes on a research-binge with a bit of casual mathematics to figure out it would take a surprisingly short time for a diffuse ring, especially considering the usual mind-boggling timescales in astronomy.