Is Uber safe? The post Brexit dual nationality surge; measuring partner abuse. Read more
Uber, EU passports, Counting domestic violence
Is Uber safe? The post Brexit dual nationality surge; measuring partner abuse.
Missed appointments, Graduate pay, Cocaine on bank notes
Do missed appointments cost the NHS £1 billion? And do you always earn more with a degree?
Gender pay gaps and how to learn a language
How much more are men paid than women? And how many words do you need to speak a language?
A girl's first time, Shark's stomachs, Prime numbers
Challenging the claim that one in three girls' first sexual experience is rape.
Transgender numbers, parkrun and snooker
How many transgender people are there in the UK? Plus a statistical take on parkruns.
The Dow, Tampons, Parkrun part II
Why the biggest ever fall in the Dow wasn't, and how much do women spend on tampons?
UN rape claims, Stalin, Mr Darcy
Back of the envelope calculations on rape, and how many died under Stalin?
Straws, Women on boards, Animals born each day
Measuring plastic pollution, female FTSE directors and counting animal offspring.
Cancer screening, the Windrush Generation, Audiograms
Calculating the benefits and risks of breast screening. Plus, patchy citizenship data.
Abortion, Modern slavery, Math versus maths
The British abortion statistics gaining attention in Ireland's referendum debate.
Child poverty, Progress 8, How green is grass?
Are more working families in poverty? Plus exploring the new school league tables.
Forecasting rain, Teabags, Voter ID trials
How to read the weather forecast, plus measuring the amount of tea we drink.
The high street, Home births, Harry Potter wizardry
Is WH Smith really the worst on the high street? Plus how safe is giving birth at home?
How to Reduce Exam Revision with Maths, Infant Mortality, London's Murder Rate
Tim Harford explains how maths can help lazy students reduce their revision workload.
A no-frills life, automated fact-checking, Lord of the Rings maths
Tim Harford on no-frills living, automated fact-checking and Lord of the Rings maths.
African trade tariffs, Alcohol safe limits, President Trump's popularity
Tim Harford fact-checks EU trade deals with Africa, and whether one drink is one too many.
Heart age calculator; Danish sperm imports; The size of the services sector; The 'safest car on the road'; Counting goats.
Tim Harford questions the usefulness of a popular heart age calculator.
Male suicide, School ratings, Are female tennis players treated unfairly by umpires?
Tim Harford on what statistics tell us about suicide, good schools and sexism in tennis.
How many schoolchildren are carers? Counting shareholder income, Museum visitors vs football fans
Tim Harford on child carers, shareholder income, football, museums and dangerous sports.
Surviving the Battle of Britain, The World Cup and domestic violence, Buckfast and arrests in Scotland
Tim Harford on Spitfire pilots, and whether football triggers violence in the home.
Loneliness, School funding, Same-sex divorce
Tim Harford on a BBC loneliness survey, school funding, same-sex divorce, loyal listeners.
Sugar, Outdoors Play and Planets
Tim Harford on sugar, train fares, children's outdoors play and Earth's closest neighbour.
Intersex Numbers, Fact-Checking Facebook, Jack Bogle
Tim Harford asks whether 1.7% of people are intersex, and examines false claims about MPs.
Domestic Violence, Jobs, Easter Snowfall
Tim Harford on domestic violence, employment numbers, and the chance of a white Easter.
Holocaust deniers, Venezuelan hyperinflation, Tinder likes
Tim Harford on Holocaust deniers, food prices in Venezuela and dating app statistics.
Teen suicide, Brexit business moves, Wood-burner pollution
Tim Harford on teen suicide, Brexit business moves and wood-burner pollution
Climate change, Victorian diseases, Alcohol
Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption.
Hottest Easter, Insects, Scottish villages
Should we be surprised Easter Monday was the hottest recorded?
Nurses, flatmates and cats
We look into sobering statistics about nurses and some curious claims about house-sharing.
Sex, coal, missing people and mice
Are we having less sex? And what happened to coal? (These items are unrelated.)
Heart deaths, organised crime and gender data gaps
Are more people dying from coronary disease? Plus how we need more economic data on women.
Eurovision and fact-checking Naomi Wolf
The stats behind making a successful song, plus misunderstanding Victorian court records.
Hay Festival Special
What does it mean to say that the UK is the fifth largest economy in the world?
Are married women flipping miserable?
Measuring happiness, university access in Scotland, plus will one in two get cancer?
Exam grades, Chernobyl, Ethiopian trees
Was your A-level grade correct? Plus were 350m trees planted in one day in Ethiopia?
Amazon fires, State pension, American burgers
Are forest fires in Brazil the worst in recent times? What is the state pension worth?
Climate deaths, Austerity, Pet food
Challenging the idea of six billion deaths due to climate change; plus what pets eat.
Maternal deaths, taxi driver earnings and statistical pop music
Are black women five times more likely to die in childbirth? Plus making pop music.