This year, for the first time, the Met. Office is publishing an experimental long range forecast for the average Central England Temperature.
Chess world champion Gary Kasparov has been defeated by Deep Blue, the world's highest ranking chess computer.
You may think that searching for new prime numbers is a job for super-computers. However, on 13th November 1996, Frenchman Joel Armengaud discovered a new one using his humble PC.
If this issue's Puzzle page whets your appetite for solving mathematical puzzles online then you might like to look at a new internet journal, Interact, published by the NRICH Maths project.