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Lions and lambs: can you solve this classic game theory puzzle?
Shutterstock Amirlan Seksenbayev, Queen Mary University of London How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Not, at least, […]
Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of raising well-balanced children
Do you have to choose between independence and attachment? Oksana Kuzmina/Shutterstock Amy Brown, Swansea University When many middle-aged people think back to their childhood, they remember roaming the streets with […]
Fact Check: would banning zero-hours contracts harm more people than it would help?
Jason Heyes, University of Sheffield So while Matthew’s report is clear that many workers value the flexibility that zero-hours contracts offer them, and that banning such contracts altogether would harm […]
Women’s Euro 2017 football preview – all you need to know
Helen Owton, The Open University As the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup draws towards its conclusion, the summer of women’s sport takes to the football pitch with the UEFA Women’s […]
The real reason you can’t quit Facebook? Maybe it’s because you can judge your friends
Shutterstock Philip Seargeant, The Open University and Caroline Tagg, The Open University Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than […]
The numbers show that marriage does make men fatter
Does my BMI look big in this? Shutterstock Joanna Syrda, University of Bath Wedding vows traditionally account for the possibility of bumps in the road ahead. For richer for poorer […]