How data has transformed the World Cup
Are statistics killing the magic of football? The upcoming World Cup will be the most analysed ever, as football has finally started to take data seriously. How much does it matter?
Meet the world’s largest known prime number
How important are prime numbers? The largest known prime number has just been discovered by an engineer from Tennessee. It is 23 million characters long and is known simply as M77232917.
Spate of accidents adds to Olympic headache
Builders working at the 2012 Olympic site have been suffering high rates of injury, and that's just the latest bad news. Is the Olympics really worth it?
Britons in the red - personal debts and expensive loans
Debt advice services face cuts as MPs debate better regulation of lenders who target the desperate. But should we do more to help ourselves?
Records smashed as football clubs spend big
As the football transfer window ends, some clubs have spent millions on new players. Money might buy success, but is it fair?
UK economy stalls: what will get the engine running?
Freezing weather in December brought economic growth to a standstill. But even in normal conditions, there are doubts about a private sector 'kickstart' to the recovery.
Rage as ‘greedy bankers’ take bonuses
Despite widespread blame for our economic woes and a renewed outbreak of banker bashing, top financiers are due for another bumper year.