# News tagged with statisticians

### Coalescence-fragmentation cycles based on human conflict

In 1960, Lewis Fry Richardson famously observed that the severity of a wartime event is described by a simple power law distribution that scales according to the size of the conflict. Statisticians have since proposed various ...

### What is a margin of error? This statistical tool can help you understand vaccine trials and political polling

In the last year, statistics have been unusually important in the news. How accurate is the COVID-19 test you or others are using? How do researchers know the effectiveness of new therapeutics for COVID-19 patients? How can ...

### Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire

Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris.

### Statistics, computer science students collaborate on real-world data problems through mini-think tanks

What is the difference between statistics and data science—and, perhaps more importantly, why do we have two fields with what seems to be the same focus? The best way to understand the emergence of data science as a separate ...

### More students earning statistics degrees; not enough to meet surging demand

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the U.S., but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other ...

### Current alternatives won't light up Britain's broadband blackspots

Despite the British government's boasts of the steady roll-out of superfast broadband to more than four out of five homes and businesses, you needn't be a statistician to realise that this means one out of five are still ...

### The growing influence of statisticians

With more information than ever at our fingertips, statisticians are vital to innumerable fields and industries. Welcome to the world of the datarati, where humans and machines team up to crunch the numbers.

### Older statistics methods being supplanted by more accurate ones

It's an exciting time to be doing statistics. You heard me – statistics: exciting.

### Statistician suggests raising statistical standards to reduce amount of non-reproducible studies

(Phys.org) —Valen Johnson, a statistician with Texas A&M University is suggesting in a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the statistical standard used to judge the soundness of research ...

### 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.

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