Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption.
Climate change, Victorian diseases, Alcohol
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?