A glass of wine each evening is enough to increase your chance of developing cancer, women were warned earlier this year.
That is according to research from the
"Million Women Study"
links alcohol consumption to cancer risk.
the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at
Cambridge University, questions the report's conclusions.
Would you have guessed the outcome of last year's Wimbledon?
Can gut feeling be more accurate than careful analysis?
Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the
the Centre for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition
at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, challenges conventional wisdom about how the brain thinks about numbers.
"Semi-ignorant people", he says, are better at predicting the outcome of Wimbledon than tennis experts.
Does More or Less make you mean?
Ebenezer Scrooge was an avid More or Less listener
We are shocked to discover that statistics make you mean.
That is according to
a Professor of Marketing and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
She says statistical information in charity campaigns reduces sympathy.
Maths in music
Pi: ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and Kate Bush song
It is the great poet
And that is all the excuse we need to highlight flawed maths in popular music.
Why? It is complicated.
But it involves Charles Babbage, an 1842 poem and population statistics.
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