Imagine you have a pair of rabbits, one male and one female in a field. How many rabbits will they produce after one year?
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… the human brain is made up of more neurons than there are stars in the galaxy – over 100 billion. Pathways in your brain are rewired second to second as you learn to do new things.
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The spread of Ebola has caused more fear than any other disease in recent times. It has spread rapidly through West Africa, taking thousands of lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea and has even infected a few people in Europe and the U.S. What you may not realise is that when a disease starts to get out of control; mathematics plays a vital role in the battle to stop the epidemic.
How maths is used to decide which treatments the NHS will fund.
Going out for a meal’s a treat. You’ve enjoyed some good food and someone else is going to wash up – but then comes the bill and the embarrassment of figuring out how much to tip.
It’s Saturday morning and you’ve got a few things to get sorted. You need to go to the post office to pick up a parcel, to the bank to pay in a cheque and to the supermarket to get something for dinner. You also need to pick up a DVD from a friend and go […]
Visible light is the radiation the Sun generates most prolifically. It is also the radiation that our atmosphere hinders least. It is no surprise that the majority of eyes have evolved to be sensitive to the most abundant light around.
The Government’s drinking guidelines suggest that men shouldn’t go over 3 or 4 units of alcohol a day regularly, while women should keep it to 2 or 3. But what are these units?
Where do days, months, and years come from? Keeping track of time is harder than you think.
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