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UN rape claims, Stalin and Mr Darcy Feb. 16, 2018
Back of the envelope calculations on rape, and how many died under Stalin?
Alcohol consumption has fallen sharply according to Russia’s health ministry
The Dow, Tampons, Parkrun part II Feb. 9, 2018
Why the biggest ever fall in the Dow wasn't, and how much do women spend on tampons?
We investigate whether the Chinese government can really achieve its extraordinary pledge
Transgender Numbers, Parkrun and Snooker Feb. 2, 2018
How many transgender people are there in the UK? Plus a statistical take on parkruns.
Is the US Census Under Threat? Jan. 29, 2018
The survey question that could affect the accuracy of its results.
A Girl's First Time, Shark's Stomachs, Prime numbers Jan. 26, 2018
First sexual experience - checking the facts.
WS More or Less: Real Lives Behind the Numbers Jan. 22, 2018
How individuals manage their money - the personal stories behind economic data.
Gender Pay Gaps and How to Learn a Language Jan. 19, 2018
Why are women paid less than men in specific industries and occupations?
A forgotten French mathematician’s unusual approach to the stock market.
Do missed appointments cost the NHS £1 billion? And do you always earn more with a degree?
WS More or Less: Just how rare is a hole-in-one? Jan. 7, 2018
Why it isn’t as simple to work out as you think.
More or Less: Statistics of the Year 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Phones, lawn mowers and how Kim Kardashian helped the public understanding of risk.
Measuring the energy used to keep the cryptocurrency secure.
WS More or Less: Diet Coke Habit; 'Contained' Wildfires Dec. 18, 2017
Could the US President’s Diet Coke habit affect his health? and 'contained' wildfires
Are research findings misrepresented by funders, PR machines and the media?
Are some people just very lucky? The maths suggest that is unlikely.
WS More or Less: How Rich was Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy? Nov. 26, 2017
What the Pride and Prejudice character would have earned in today’s money.
How expensive is Italy's World Cup failure? Nov. 17, 2017
How much will Italy's surprise failure to make it to the world cup cost FIFA?