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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.
Scared of swine flu? Avoid children!
New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and...
Problems of gravity
Why (some) physicists want to modify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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?
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Play to win with Nim
In the game of Nim one player always has a winning strategy — it depends on an unusual way of adding numbers.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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