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- <a href="/content/node/6673">Calculating the multiverse</a>
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<p>If there's a multiverse, then how many of its component universes are like our own?</p>
- <a href="/content/laws-versus-outcomes-podcast">Laws versus outcomes: The podcast</a>
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<p>John D. Barrow talks to us about the laws of nature, how the complexity of the world conceals elegant mathematical symmetries, and how chaos can arise from order.</p>
- <a href="/content/big-data-and-shorter-queues">Big data and shorter queues</a>
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<p>Chris Budd tells us how big data can be used to model riots, analyse photos and shorten airport queues.</p>
- <a href="/content/what-are-sigma-levels">What are sigma levels?</a>
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<p>What do physicists at CERN mean when they talk about "sigma levels"?</p>
- <a href="/content/what-black-hole-physically">What is a black hole – physically?</a>
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<p>We asked cosmologist Pau Figueras everything we’ve ever wanted to know about black holes. In this podcast he explains what black holes are, physically, and how we hope to observe them.</p>
- <a href="/content/what-black-hole-mathematically">What is a black hole – mathematically?</a>
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<p>Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe them mathematically.</p>
- <a href="/content/sexual-statistics-podcast">Sexual statistics: The podcast</a>
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<p>David Spiegelhalter's new book <em>Sex by numbers</em> takes a statistical peak into the nation's bedrooms. In this interview he tells us some of his favourite stories from the book.</p>
- <a href="/content/cosmology-philosophy-and-multiverse">Cosmology, philosophy and the multiverse</a>
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<p>Is cosmology a science or a branch of philosophy? Mathematician and astronomer Bernard Carr gives some answers.</p>
- <a href="/content/maths-takes-flight-0">Maths takes flight!</a>
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<p>We talk to Shajay Bhooshan about his design for the new maths gallery at the Science Museum London.</p>
- <a href="/content/why-does-cosmology-need-philosophy">Why does cosmology need philosophy?</a>
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<p>In this podcast George Ellis explains why the study of the cosmos poses some deep philosophical questions.</p>