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## 九进 10 Britons think hunger in the UK is a problem – so why is so little being done to solve it?

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A decade ago food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided 60,000 emergency food parcels a year in the UK – in 2020-21 food banks in its network handed out 2.5m. The figures show not only how much the charity’s ne...

## 你解决了吗? The viral maths video that will have you in stitches

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Earlier today I posted the following video, in which I asked Google Assistant to calculate the factorial of 100. The factorial of 100 is the multiplication 100 X 99 X 98 x … x 3 X 2 X 1 in which 100 is multiplied by ...

## 你能解决吗? The viral maths video that will have you in stitches

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“Hey Google, what’s the factorial of 100?” There are several clips doing the rounds of what happens when you ask Google Assistant this question. The response is both hilarious and terrifying. The factorial of 100 是 ...

## Here’s how to solve the UK energy crisis for the long term – store more power

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Soaring energy bills rooted in a global gas supply crunch have focused minds on the age-old problem: how can we better store power? Attention has turned to the closure of the Rough gas storage facility in the North Se...

## 你解决了吗? From Russia with logic

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Earlier today I set you three questions from a Russian maths competition used to promote the International Congress of Mathematicians, which will be held in July next year in St Petersburg. 1. Pet swap A cat is sitti...

## 你能解决吗? From Russia with logic

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The largest and most important event in the mathematical calendar will take place next July in St Petersburg. The International Congress of Mathematicians is a quadrennial gathering at which many of the subject’s most...

## Arrival of 1bn vaccine doses won’t alone solve Africa’s Covid crisis, 专家说

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With 1bn doses of Covid vaccines expected to arrive in Africa in the coming months, concern has shifted to a global shortage of equipment required to deliver them, such as syringes, as well as insufficient planning in...

## 你解决了吗? The man who changed the course of magic

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Professor Hoffman was the pen-name of Angelo Lewis, a Victorian barrister whose book Modern Magic, 出版于 1876, is considered one of the most important and influential magic books of all time. (I read about him ...

## 你能解决吗? The playful genius of Hungarian puzzles

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When it comes to the world of mathematical puzzles, Hungary is a superpower. Not just because of the Rubik’s cube, the iconic toy invented by Ernő Rubik in 1974, but also because of its long history of maths outreach....

## 科技景观: could a router revolution solve all your wifi woes?

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When was the last time you thought about your wifi network? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “the last time it broke”. Internet access, like electricity or clean water, is one of those modern conveni...

## Simply throwing money at the NHS won’t solve all its problems

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Watch the news each day and you might regard Britain’s NHS as a black, swirling pit into which ever vaster sums of money constantly vanish. All it does is answer back with screams of hospitals near collapse, queueing ...

## Individuals cannot solve vaccine inequality. If you’re offered a booster, take it

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Looking back to spring last year, many people were predicting that we wouldn’t have any vaccines available by now, and even the most optimistic didn’t predict that 6.5bn doses of highly effective Covid-19 vaccines wou...

## Croatian police solve mystery of woman with no memory found on rock

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A woman rescued from a Croatian island with no memory of how she got there, where she came from or who she was, has been identified as a Slovakian former designer who had lived in the US and made jewellery for celebri...

## 你解决了吗? The magic of the Borromean rings

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Earlier today I set the following puzzle, inspired by the Borromean rings (剩下), which are three interlocking loops with the property that when you remove any one of them, the other two are no longer linked. In the p...