““I was looking for something else in my photo folders when I came across this”
The early signs of counting and arithmetic?
“Microscopic examination of the notches made by a Neanderthal suggest that all 9 notches were cut at the same time, using the same stone blade.”
Counting Tyrannosaurus Rexes
How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America during the Cretaceous period?
Celebrating & Inspiring Women in Science
On Friday 6 November 2020, 11 life scientists and science communicators, and 11 mathematicians and computer scientists, from across the world, were recognised for their scientific achievements and the work they do to promote STEM for the next generation.
Women In Engineering & Science #STEM
In traditionally male-dominated fields, such as STEM (for science, technology, engineering and mathematics), only two of every ten positions are occupied by women.
Turing’s Maths Helps Identify Patterns In Bird Behaviour
“Mathematical models help us understand nature in an extraordinary amount of ways and our study is a fantastic example of this.”
How did the zebrafish get its stripes?
“It’s fascinating to think that these different pigment cells, all acting without coordinated centralised control, can reliably produce the striped patterns we see in zebrafish.”
This is Maths Week!
All this week there will be activities and events to encourage people to look positively at all things mathematical.
More Mathematical/Neolithic Musings
“So , what do you choose to present to potential Beings on other planets? Then I thought – MATHS.”
Mathematical Musings of the Neolithic Kind
“A little carved ball was found, at the Ness, all covered in muck.”