News tagged with probabilities

Assessing California earthquake forecasts

In the study, UC Davis researchers compare seven different earthquake forecasts (including their own) that were submitted to a competition organized by the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Sep 28, 2011
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Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House. So why couldn't Darwin have done it too? A Journal of Biology article argues that Darwin ...

Feb 27, 2009
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Who wants to be a millionaire?

Lotteries of different kinds have been part of the human culture since remote times. Apparently, the initial idea was to use the money gained through the game to finance government projects. This seems to be how the Great ...

Mar 19, 2014
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Volleyball skills study: Men should serve, women dig

Knowing which skills to develop and use is a key element to an athlete?s success. Brigham Young University statistics professor Gilbert Fellingham recently published an article in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that answered such ...

Sep 16, 2010
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What spooks the stock market in October?

(PhysOrg.com) -- October ushers in the fourth quarter, falling leaves, football and in some, now infamous, years, financial meltdowns. Is the tenth month of the year more prone to stock market crashes than others? Economics ...

Oct 05, 2009
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