How Much Pi?

Emma Haruka Iwao, who works at Google, used Google Cloud computing to calculate 31.4 trillion digits of pi. This is the first time some used publicly available cloud software for an enormous pi calculation. Peter Trueb set the previous world record in 2016, calculating the digits of pi to 22.4 trillion digits. Emma loved pi…… Continue reading How Much Pi?

What is Citizen Science?

Millie Kerr is an American writer and wildlife conservationist based in London. She loves animals big and small, and supports their protection through writing and photography. Mille explains what citizen scientists are all about.

The Friendship Issue

The Digital version of the Friendship issue is out! This is one of our favourite issues, with so many things to see and do! We’ve tweaked it, adjusted it, and made it work so it can be easily read on a screen. Look out for poetry from Nadine Kaadan and David Roche, and she information about…… Continue reading The Friendship Issue

Are Scary Stories Good For Children?

In 2016 researchers working for The Book People and asked 1000 parents if they like to read scary stories to their children. This is what they found: 78% of parents (that’s almost 8 out of 10 parents) said that baddies helped children tell the difference between good and evil. 53% (just over half) that they helped children “learn…… Continue reading Are Scary Stories Good For Children?