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Plus moved to a rolling publishing format rather than an issue based one after Issue 55 in June 2010
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In what will now be a regular feature, mathematician and cosmologist John D. Barrow shares some maths that's amused and intrigued him.
You will often hear it said that we live in the "Information Age" - but are we drowning in this sea of information?
And, can you be a mathematician without being good at sums? Tell us what you think!
You will often hear it said that we live in the "Information Age" - but are we drowning in this sea of information?
And, can you be a mathematician without being good at sums? Tell us what you think!
Among all the coverage of celebrities' love lives, where is the news that counts? Plus examines maths in the media.
Robert Hunt worries about the decreasing numbers of mathematics students at UK universities.

In this issue we explore footballing probabilities with John Haigh, why your computer doesn't run like clockwork, and a hair-raising paradox.

Is forensic evidence always reliable? Are we all born with a basic understanding of mathematics? And why have humans evolved to show kindness when it does not always benefit them? This issue reveals all this and more.

In this issue we explore a shape with one face and one edge, collisions between black holes, the father of all geometry, and we celebrate Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday.

Why does traffic in the other lane always move faster? Why can't some objects be measured? And how can we predict the best times of day to travel by train? This issue of Plus reveals the answers.

What colour is my hat? Why do we always seem to recognise faces? And what happens when you join up the midpoints of all of the sides of a triangle? Explore all this and more in this issue of Plus.