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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.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
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