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How to measure life
Which drugs should be available on the NHS?
Runner up in the general public category
. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics..."
tells us how to tell good statistics from bad, and make sure your cat is well-fed.
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.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Infinity or -1/12?
What do you get when you add up all the natural numbers 1+2+3+4+ ... ? Not -1/12! We explore a strange result...
In the eye of the chicken
How chickens' eyes solve a subtle maths problem.
Research into the bizarre world of neutrinos helps to piece together the creation story of the Universe.
Influenza Virus: it's all in the packaging
How are researchers in disease dynamics using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates?...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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