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BBC Cambridgeshire Interview

Starting from my love of multiplication questions at primary school, I talk about my new role as a maths tutor at the University of Oxford, what a typical day looks like for the Naked Mathematician and give a sneak preview of my upcoming talk at New Scientist Live later this year… Live interview with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

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Putting flies to sleep with light

Gero Miesenboeck is one of the pioneers of the field of optogenetics – an incredible neurological tool that uses light to activate specific cells in the brain. 194 more words

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What is the graph of x to the power x?

The answer to the latest question sent in and voted for by YOU.

A tricky question, but one that we can answer by breaking the problem down into simpler cases, solving them, and then putting it all back together. 29 more words

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Are Internet Filters Really Keeping Children Safe?

Internet filters that screen what can be accessed over the web are becoming commonplace in people’s homes. They block access to online content that might be unsuitable, like pages that contain blacklisted keywords, as well as games and videos. 281 more words

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Tom Rocks Maths Episode 01

The first ever episode of Tom Rocks Maths on Oxide Radio – Oxford University’s student radio station. Featuring Pokémon, raising the Titanic with ping-pong balls, punishment by drowning and the weekly maths puzzle for you to solve. 11 more words

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Can money buy you happiness?

A new study investigates how the amount of money you earn influences your experience of happiness. Live interview with BBC Radio Oxford.

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Why is Fake News Spreading?

We’ve heard a lot about fake news recently, with claims that it’s misleading the public and even compromising elections. And despite many people being aware of the problem, it’s not going away. 115 more words

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