Statistician suggests raising statistical standards to reduce amount of non-reproducible studies
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Climate study gets pulled over plagiarism
Evidence of plagiarism and complaints about the peer-review process have led a statistics journal to retract a federally funded study that condemned scientific support for global warming.
Researchers use new statistical method to show fraudulent voting in Russian election
Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords
(AP) -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username ...
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.
London murders: Stats theory shows numbers are predictable
Leading statistician Professor David Spiegelhalter claims today that the number of murders in London last year was not out of the ordinary and followed a predictable pattern. Spiegelhalter's report, published today in Significance, the ma ...
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.
Buddhists and Hindus are on the rise nationally, study finds
Hindu and Buddhist groups have grown steadily in the United States since changes in immigration laws in 1965 and 1992, with particularly high concentrations in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and ...
No crystal ball necessary: New tool IDs predictable economic variables
You don't need a crystal ball to tell you what is going to happen next in the economy. You need a statistical model. A new method from North Carolina State University can help researchers determine which economic variables ...
Statisticians try to calculate probability of another 9/11 sized attack
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 ...