Maths

3.17.19

'Math Anxiety' Is Real, and Your Teachers Are Probably to Blame

Adults have an impact on students' math anxiety, but that can change.

11.9.17

How Colombia's Biggest Ever Cocaine Bust Will Affect the Coke Supply Worldwide

Also: how long of a line could you make out of 12 tons of seized cocaine?

3.10.17

How The World Wasted Trillions on Fossil Fuels Because of Bad Maths

The global measurement of fossil fuel subsidies is most likely wrong.

12.1.16

A Very Precise Calculation of Exactly How Many Cows Are Being Murdered to Make the New Fivers

The new £5 notes contain traces of tallow, which is made out of animal fat. Lots of people are upset about this – that's a given. But exactly how many animals are being killed in the name of the Bank of England?

9.9.16

Meet the Woman Who Logged Every Detail of Every Date She Went on for Two Years

I assumed Carin Fishel would have discovered the secret to dating, so I called her for advice.

4.28.16

How to Tell When Statistics Are Bullshit

We asked Tim Harford, host of statistics podcast More Or Less, how we can find out when newspapers and politicians are being liberal with the truth.

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2.5.16

A Message From Julian Assange’s Former Teacher: 'I Appreciate What You Did With WikiLeaks'

As the saga possibly comes to an end, we spoke to Melbourne University's Jerry Koliha who taught Assange mathematics back in 2006.