Cambridge researchers set out to define a new science for policy communications, with ambitions of finding the “Goldilocks zone” between too much and not enough information when informing both legislators and the public on complex issues.
A new campaign is warning people that burning some food, such as toast, is a potential cancer risk. Here, the evidence for this claim is explored by David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the new Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication.
Professor Stephen Hawking heralded the potential of big data to pioneer advances in fields from healthcare to education, at the launch of a new University of Cambridge institute last night.
Transparency without accessibility is not enough: stats must be put in context, say researchers.
Béla Bollobás (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics) discusses the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan and the influence of his tutor Godfrey Harold Hardy.
Two new Cambridge University Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are to be funded as part of a package unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, today (March 28 2014).