power law

In preparation for this year's snooker world championship, Wim Hordijk finds some powerful maths behind snooker statistics...

Whether you're aware of it or not, the language you use to express yourself follows strict mathematical principles.

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Wheelchair racing is one of the most exciting disciplines in the Paralympics. And it's not just a wheel-based equivalent of Olympic racing: John D. Barrow, mathematician, cosmologist and prolific popular science writer, has spotted an important difference.

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