Statistics in the UK

In the UK we’ve always been obsessed with statistics, the first ones having been collected and analysed from around 1900, but really started around 1837 with the first census. Originally for use in governance, from then we have tried to…

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Axis Shift

The first idea that there was a north magnetic pole started in about 1600 with William Gilbert, but lodestones had been in use for thousands of years. People have floated magnetised needles to find directions probably since about the year…

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