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Scientists publish first mathematical proof explaining the reason it might always seem like everyone else is doing better than you – because (on average) they are
If you have nearly 100 critically endangered animals, how do you target limited conservation resources? Australian scientists have come up with one solution, using a mathematical equation to determine which species should be saved and which let go.
Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…
“The new curriculum has no rationale and no precedent,” claims international primary maths expert
Johanes Kepler, who was born on 27 December 1771, was born near Stuttgart and made his foray into astronomy after he worked as a maths teacher in Graz, Austria - where he became an associate of Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg.
He was the father of modern computing whose work on the Enigma code at Bletchley Park is said to have shortened the Second World War.
Harold Camping, the California preacher who staked his credibility, along with tens of millions of dollars of his fortune, on predictions that the world would end on several separate occasions only to give up such premonitions when they all failed has died. He was 92.
Less than half of those in Whitehall finance have an accountancy qualification
The awards go to scientists, not screen idols. But the lucrative Breakthrough Prizes are increasingly being spoken of as rivals to the Oscars
City beat the European champions 3-2 but did not send on substitute Sergio Aguero to pursue the goal they needed to top Group D because they thought they had to score twice
Over the next two weeks the current series of Fresh Meat will come to a close, so please make sure you're watching. Not because it's particularly entertaining (although it is) or particularly important (it isn't), but because it will aid our communication in future. You see, Fresh Meat shows the potential to develop that most prized quality in a television series - referenceability.
More than 700 primary schools have failed to reach minimum government standards in the three Rs
Key points from the Autumn Statement:
* Petrol tax rise of 2p a litre planned for next year is cancelled.
* Rolling back green levies takes an average £50 off energy bills.
* Financial resources provided to fund expansion of free school meals to all school children in reception, year one and year two.
* New priority right to move for social tenants who need to relocate for a job.
* New loans worth £1 billion to unblock housing developments including in Manchester and Leeds.
* Plans to increase train fares by 1% above inflation from January cancelled, so they go up in line with inflation.
PM announces language plan for UK schools on last day of China trip
It is cultural norms in communities that orient children towards education
Half a million 15-year-olds were tested in 65 countries - and we were 26th in maths and 23rd in reading