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Maths in a minute: What's average?
Why the humble average can be grossly misleading.
How to measure life
Which drugs should be available on the NHS?
Runner up in the general public category
. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics..."
tells us how to tell good statistics from bad, and make sure your cat is well-fed.
All about averages
Did you know that you can't average averages? Or that Paris is rainier than London ... but it rains more in London than in Paris?
explores the dangers that face the unwary when using a single number to summarise complex data.
Ramanujan surprises again
A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Physics in a minute: What's the problem with quantum gravity?
At the heart of modern physics lurks a terrible puzzle: the two main theories that describe the world we...
Where would the world be without mathematics?
A new competition invites young people aged 11 to 19 to explore the history of maths for a chance to win cash...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
What is a black hole – physically?
Small, dark, and very hard to see. This and far more indepth answers to every question you ever wanted to...
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