Tim Harford talks to economist Marina Adshade about same-sex divorce statistics.
Why are Lesbians More Likely to Divorce than Gay Men?
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus’ Big Ideas
The economists tackling climate change and growth
Foreign Aid: Who’s The Most Generous?
In foreign aid terms what’s the best way of measuring how generous a country is?
Vaccines: The Importance of The Herd and Social Media
What proportion of a population needs to be vaccinated to stop a disease spreading?
Timing a Tsunami
How fast do Tsunamis travel?
Do Assassinations Work?
How likely are assassination attempts on heads of state to succeed?
When’s a Kilogram Not a Kilogram?
Updating the kilogram.
Are 90% of War Fatalities Civilians?
Xavier Zapata examines what the data tells us about the deadly impact of war on civilians
Sex and Heart Attacks
Are women more likely to die from a heart attack than men?
Lennon or McCartney?
How statistical modelling can work out which Beatle wrote which song
Dam Lies and Statistics
Are mega-dams really sustainable?
Mission: Impossible - Quantifying Santa
What to look out for on Christmas Eve
Numbers of the Year Part One
The numbers that made 2018
Numbers of the Year Part Two
Helena Merriman with numbers about water shortage, plastic recycling and American jobs
The Mathematics of Fever
We look at the numbers behind body temperature – what is normal?
Close Encounters of a Planetary Kind
Which planet is closest to Earth?
Environment Takes Centre Stage at Davos
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough discussed environmental challenges facing the planet.
The latest news from Westminster - and beyond.
Ocasio-Cortez: the first millennial political icon?
She’s 29, very left-wing, and taking American politics by storm.
Frank Turner / Big Burns Supper
Frank Turner headlines Big Burns Supper which takes place in Dumfries in January.
Local news and weather, What's On?, Fish Report and Job Spot.