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Have the oceans become 30% more acidic?
Tim Harford asks how we measure the health of our oceans
Did the WHO get some of its excess death estimates wrong?
We look at the World Health Organisation’s latest estimates of the pandemic’s death toll
Are just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions?
Looking at numbers on green house gas emissions and stress.
Nobel prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman on how 'noise' impacts decision making
Are girls starting puberty earlier?
We look into a claim that the age of girls’ puberty is falling rapidly
Hannah Fry: Understanding the numbers of cancer
The maths professor on the choices she and others have faced after a cancer diagnosis
How often do people have sex?
Looking at sex and statistics in Japan and America.
Ed Sheeran and the mathematics of musical coincidences
Ed Sheeran thinks that musical coincidences will always happen… but do the numbers agree?
How many American women will have an abortion in their lifetime?
In the wake of the historic overturning of Roe vs Wade, we look at the statistics.
Does it take 10,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans?
The numbers behind water use and denim production
Is Uganda about to become a middle income country?
We assess President Museveni’s claim that Uganda is nearing a higher economic status.
Does the World Athletics Championships have a false start problem?
We examine the rules and tech of false starts after the disqualification of Devon Allen.
How our world measures up
From ancient tally bones to a jar of peanut butter, a look at the history of measurement
Debunking the Liverpool FC conspiracy theory
We debunk spurious rumours that Liverpool FC use asthma medication to enhance performance
Is opinion polling broken?
Following some high profile slip-ups in recent US elections, is opinion polling broken?