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<p> Stephen Hawking was once told by an editor that every equation in
a book would halve the sales. Curiously, the opposite seems to happen when it comes to research
papers. Include a bit of maths in the abstract (a kind of summary) and people rate your paper higher —
even if the maths makes no sense at all. At least this is what a
<a href="http://journal.sjdm.org/12/12810/jdm12810.html">study</a>
published in the Journal <em><a href="http://journal.sjdm.org/">Judgment
and decision making</a></em> seems to suggests.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/nonsense-maths-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/nonsense-maths-effect#commentspublic image of mathematicspublic understanding of mathematicsWed, 16 Jan 2013 08:10:42 +0000mf3445856 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMaths busking
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<div class="rightimage" style="width: 150px"><img src="https://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/podcast/sara.jpg" width="150" height="228" alt="Sara Santos" /><p>Sara Santos busking on the streets of Krakow. </p><p><a href='http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/podcast/busking.mp3'>Listen to the maths buskers</a></p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/maths-busking" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/maths-busking#commentspublic image of mathematicspublic understanding of mathematicsTue, 17 Jul 2012 09:42:09 +0000mf3445729 at https://plus.maths.org/contentThe Maths Inside the 2011 Summer Science Exhibition
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<p><em>Plus</em> has teamed up with the Royal Society Summer Science
Exhibition 2011 to reveal the maths behind some of the science on show. We have chosen two exhibits from this year's participants and produced
postcards for people to pick up at the stand, accopmanied by <em>Plus</em> articles to reveal some of the the maths behind
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<p><em>Plus</em> has teamed up with the Royal Society Summer Science
Exhibition 2011 to reveal the maths behind some of the science on show. The
<em>Maths Inside</em> project is run by the Mathematics Promotion
Unit (a collaboration between the <a
href="http://www.lms.ac.uk">London Mathematical Society</a> and the <a
href="http://ima.org.uk">Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications</a>) in conjunction with <i>Plus</i> and the <a
href="http://royalsociety.org/">Royal Society</a>. </p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/maths-inside-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/maths-inside-2011#commentsmaths insidepublic image of mathematicsTue, 05 Jul 2011 08:29:26 +0000Rachel5503 at https://plus.maths.org/contentGuerilla maths
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<p>Solar physicist Helen Mason talking at the Secret Garden Party.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/guerilla-maths" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/guerilla-maths#commentspublic image of mathematicspublic understanding of mathematicsWed, 26 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2532 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMaths goes public
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<i>Plus</i> celebrates its tenth birthday this year. Former editor and present executive editor of <i>Plus</i>, <b>Robert Hunt</b>, explores how maths popularisation in general, and <i>Plus</i> in particular, have changed over the last ten years. </div>
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<p>I was Editor of <i>Plus</i> from 1999 to 2002, a fantastically exciting time to be involved with the public understanding of mathematics and the development of the Internet as a tool for reaching huge numbers of people worldwide, something that simply had not been possible a few years earlier. I took over from Dr Robert Harding, who in the <a href="/issue42/features/editors">last
edition</a> described how in 1996 he founded PASS Maths (as it was then known).<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/maths-goes-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/maths-goes-public#comments43mathematics educationmathematics in the mediaplus birthdaypublic image of mathematicspublic understanding of mathematicsThu, 31 May 2007 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2307 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMillion dollar maths
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Visit the front-line of science at the BA Festival of Science and hear about the million dollar world of mathematical proof </div>
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<p>It is hard to ignore the impact of advances in science on our lives - we hear about them in news headlines, they result in new products and services, and even become the topic of concerned discussions on whether we are ready for this or that new technology.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/million-dollar-maths" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/million-dollar-maths#commentsmathematics in the mediapublic image of mathematicsTue, 31 Aug 2004 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2516 at https://plus.maths.org/contentOpinion
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