Science & Technology
Average IQ is falling in Britain and beyond, explains Philip Hunter
India will soon signal whether it wants to be a major player in global science, by signing up (or not) to build a gravitational wave detector. Gravity waves are ripples in the fabric of spacetime,...
Pylon tests show the messiness of science, says Philip Ball
The mathematician Alan Turing is the father of our digital world
It is currently being widely reported that flatworms hold the key to immortality. True enough, they do have an astonishing ability to survive and regenerate even if something terrible happens, like...
Parents often pass their own fear of maths on to their children, but basic exercises can bring rapid progress
I recoiled from maths as a child, but came to love its beauty—as did prisoners in one of America’s toughest jails
Some people find it very hard to understand even what numbers mean, but there are new ways to help
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Prospect Team / January 16, 2019