This issue of *Plus* is devoted to the winning entries of the *Plus* New Writers Award 2006.

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## WinnerDice are invaluable to many games, especially gambling games, but instead of playing with ordinary 1-6 numbered dice here are two interesting alternatives - with a twist! ## Runner-upDusty books, chalky blackboards and checked shirts are all things usually associated with maths. But according to ## Runner-upBeing good at mental arithmetic isn't going to gain you much street cred these days. But, as |
## WinnerEnormous is the right word: this theorem's proof spans over 10,000 pages in 500 journal articles and no-one today understands all its details. So what does the theorem say? ## Runner-up"Lies, damned lies, and statistics..." ## Runner-upGreat minds spark controversy. This is something you'd expect to hear about a great philosopher or artist, but not about a mathematician. Get ready to bin your stereotypes as |

From Einstein to water power, *Plus* author Anita King explains where maths has got her.