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Author: Marc West
Aping around with numbers
Chimps beat humans in numeracy test
Changing the face of science
Changing your facial appearance with maths
'The tiger that isn't'
Mathematics is the language of science. Clear, simple, fundamental. Perhaps because of this purity, numbers can be the slaves of spin-doctors, politicians and an unscrupulous media.
Rollicking pollock debate
Fractal Modelling of Pollock paintings called into question
Debate surrounds $25000 prize won by undergraduate for
universal Turing machine problem
Modelling the immune system
Mathematicians lead effort to build common model of the immune system
2007 Nobel Prizes won by mathematicians
Ground breaking work in uncovering optimal funding mechanisms in financial markets
Modelling digital music file sharing
Survival modelling of albums in the Top 100 casts light on the impact of file sharing
A symmetry approach to viruses
A Beautiful Mathematical Method for Modelling Viruses
Some sporty stats
With the rugby world cup in full swing, it's time to look at some numbers
The leaning tower of PISA?
This year's PISA results have caused predictable headlines, but do the statistics add up?
The fact that a sizeable proportion of the financial workforce is made up of physicists is one of the...
Mathematical man Friday
Who knew that Robinson Crusoe contained a lost chapter about maths? Help us find the hidden mathematical...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Struggling with chance
A 1 in 14 million chance to win the lottery, a 5% risk of cancer, a 50:50 chance of heads on a coin — we deal...
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