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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.
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
Crimes and earthquakes
How the maths that is used to predict earthquakes can help fight gang crime.
Police and thieves
Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.
How a special kind of curve can keep your data safe.
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
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