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. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics..."
tells us how to tell good statistics from bad, and make sure your cat is well-fed.
A statistical study into Iraq war deaths sparks controversy
Outer space: A collector's piece
United Kingdom - twelve points
The maths of the Eurovision song contest
Career interview: Actuarial researcher
Shane Whelan likes a challenge, and his career path has been defined both by what he enjoyed and by a desire to keep learning. Becoming an actuary seemed like the perfect solution.
All about averages
Did you know that you can't average averages? Or that Paris is rainier than London ... but it rains more in London than in Paris?
explores the dangers that face the unwary when using a single number to summarise complex data.
Editorial trends - According to current trends, this editorial will never get written!
I've got your number - Soon the maths-phobic will have nowhere left to hide.
A UK government inquiry into maths education has the statistics community worried.
Erasing experimental error
A new project hopes to reduce the experimental error in science teaching.
Career interview: Defence analyst
Helen is a defence analyst with the MoD, using her maths skills to help defend the nation.
finds out about her career path.
Maths, metronomes and fireflies
It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Kissing the curve
From a smile to a line drawing by Picasso, curves bring great beauty to our world. But how curvy is a curve?
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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