Weight? Wait — don’t tell me in kilos. (BWMA)

The British Weights and Measures Association (BWMA) exists, it says, “to protect and promote British weights and measures, and to oppose compulsory use of the metric system”. Their catchy slogan: “campaigning for inch-pound industries and consumer interests”. They maintain a list of “Corporate Culprits” — people and groups of whom they say: Just who are the […]

Math exercise: Predict the next big science journal

This week’s Improbable Big Mathematics Exercise is to predict when the next big wave of big science journals will be published. The current biggest wave of big science journals is exemplified by the journal Gigascience. (Warning: Their logo, displayed here, may confuse matters. It seems to imply that they are dealing not with giga science, […]