### How much math do you need to win your March Madness pool?

Deciding which teams to pick in your NCAA basketball pool? Then you're faced with a classic decision problem – and here, science can help.

Deciding which teams to pick in your NCAA basketball pool? Then you're faced with a classic decision problem – and here, science can help.

Mar 16, 2016
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British mathematician Sir Andrew J. Wiles has won the Abel Prize in math for cracking a centuries-old hypothesis.

Mar 15, 2016
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(Phys.org)—A pair of mathematicians with Stanford University has found that the distribution of the last digit of prime numbers are not as random as has been thought, which suggests prime's themselves are not. In their ...

Participating in a March Madness bracket office pool this year? Don't rely too much on experts' picks or overestimate your chance of winning.

Mar 14, 2016
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One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or "pi", but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn't come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th ...

Mar 14, 2016
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After thousands of years of trying, mathematicians are still working out the number known as pi or "π". We typically think of pi as approximately 3.14 but the most successful attempt to calculate it more precisely worked ...

Mar 14, 2016
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Few true mysteries remain, but Pi is one of them.

Mar 11, 2016
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The American Statistical Association (ASA) has released a "Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values" with six principles underlying the proper use and interpretation of the p-value. The ASA releases this guidance ...

Mar 07, 2016
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Researchers from the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton and Statistics New Zealand have published an article in the Routledge journal Population Studies arguing that Bayesian methodology, a ...

Feb 25, 2016
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Mathematical models are used to predict just about everything from traffic and weather to plant metabolism and industrial biotechnology.

Feb 22, 2016
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