### Maths sheds light on what delays in getting pregnant means for prospects of having a baby

A new mathematical method can help to predict a couple's chances of becoming pregnant, according to how long they have been trying.

A new mathematical method can help to predict a couple's chances of becoming pregnant, according to how long they have been trying.

Oct 04, 2012
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The colorful leaves piling up in your backyard this fall can be thought of as natural stores of carbon. In the springtime, leaves soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting the gas into organic carbon compounds. ...

Oct 03, 2012
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(Phys.org)—In all of history there are very few names that stand out in the field of mathematics, at least among those not in the field: Euclid, Newton, Pythagoras, etc. This is likely due to several reasons, chief among ...

(Phys.org)—In the world of probability and statistics almost anything can be labeled as a percentage of likelihood of occurring; statistics based on actual numbers give rise to probabilistic estimates that in some cases ...

(Phys.org)—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur. Their research is published today in the journal ...

Aug 31, 2012
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With new national anti-bullying ads urging parents to teach their kids to speak up if they witness bullying, one researcher has found that in humans' evolutionary past at least, helping the victim of a bully hastened our ...

Aug 13, 2012
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(Phys.org) -- A team of EPFL scientists has developed an algorithm that can identify the source of an epidemic or information circulating within a network, a method that could also be used to help with criminal investigations.

Aug 10, 2012
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An international team of mathematicians has proposed a new solution to understanding a biological puzzle that has confounded molecular biologists.

Jul 31, 2012
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Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt's dream of completing the 100m in 9.4sec is feasible, according to a Dutch mathematical study whose findings were unveiled Wednesday.

Jul 25, 2012
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The truth behind some of the world's most famous historical myths, including Homer's epic, the Iliad, has been bolstered by two researchers who have analysed the relationships between the myths' characters and compared them ...

Jul 24, 2012
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