Bayesian statistics theorem holds its own - but use with caution
Researchers use new statistical method to show fraudulent voting in Russian election
Researcher uses DNA to demonstrate just how closely everyone on Earth is related to everyone else
New research by Peter Ralph of USC Dornsife has confirmed that everyone on Earth is related to everyone else on the planet. So the Trojan Family is not just a metaphor. Turns out, we're also linked by genetics ...
Statisticians try to calculate probability of another 9/11 sized attack
Inequality, 'silver spoon' effect found in ancient societies
The so-called "silver spoon" effect -- in which wealth is passed down from one generation to another -- is well established in some of the world's most ancient economies, according to an international study coordinated by ...
Statistical analysis projects future temperatures in North America
For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America.
The mathematics of jury size: Statistical model shows several interesting properties of US jury configurations
Could different jury sizes improve the quality of justice? The answers are not clear, but mathematicians are analyzing juries to identify potential improvements.
Older statistics methods being supplanted by more accurate ones
It's an exciting time to be doing statistics. You heard me – statistics: exciting.
Razing Seattle's viaduct doesn't guarantee nightmare commutes, model says
Debate about how to replace Seattle's deteriorating waterfront highway has centered on uncertainties in the project's price tag. Drilling a deep-bore tunnel and building an underground highway is estimated ...
March Madness: Statisticians quantify entry biases
By examining historical data, statisticians in the College of Science at Virginia Tech have quantified biases that play a role in granting Division I at-large basketball teams inclusion in the NCAA March Madness ...
Unlike Patriots, NFL slow to embrace 'Moneyball'
(AP) -- It's advice that sounds like heresy on the gridiron: Go for it on fourth down. Try more onside kicks. Running backs don't matter much.
Studies of how fluids move underground could help with cleaner energy production and water supplies
As a child in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, Ruben Juanes was already fascinated by science, and that interest was fostered by a science teacher who taught him in the fifth and sixth grades.
Early infant growth rate linked to composition of gut microbiota
The composition of gut microbiota in a new-born baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The findings support the assertion that t ...
Tree death patterns revealed through statistical lens
New methods of analysing high resolution digital airborne imagery are being trialled in a bid to track water usage in Perth's drying climate.