If you have ever felt the need for speed, then this is the issue for you! Andy Green tells us how maths is going to help him break his own land speed record by driving a supersonic Bloodhound at 1,000mph. But if you prefer a more sedate pace, then why not try your hand at juggling, search for a Gömböc on the seashore, contemplate your bathroom floor or just gaze out at the horizon. And find out how probability can give you the winning edge, whether you are playing the markets, or the beautiful game.

September 2009