articles tagged: statistics
the weird things year in review, 2018
# tech

the weird things year in review, 2018

As 2018 winds down, it’s time to take a quick look back at what happened this year before we ring in the new one...

how statistical literacy can turn conventional wisdom on its head
# politics

how statistical literacy can turn conventional wisdom on its head

A thorough study of prison records spanning 15 years shows that recidivism is actually a lot lower than the numbers commonly cited in the media.

why science says not to feed the trolls
# tech

why science says not to feed the trolls

After analyzing millions of comments researchers can say for sure that the best way to deal with trolls is with deafening silence.

does meeting online mean a better marriage? sort of, but don’t get carried away…
# tech

does meeting online mean a better marriage? sort of, but don’t get carried away…

A study finds that couple who met online end up in more stable, happier marriages. But there are a few small caveats that need to be addressed...

the weird things year in review, third edition
# tech

the weird things year in review, third edition

Another year, another peek under the hood of Weird Things.

why darwin was right about the tree of life
# evolution

why darwin was right about the tree of life

A study of how proteins are encoded and translated across a dozen species shows that life on Earth had only one population of universal common ancestors.

the weird things year in review
# tech

the weird things year in review

A look at all the top stats of 2009 on the last day of the year.

weird things wrap-up, 2008
# tech

weird things wrap-up, 2008

Closing off the first (sort of) year of Weird Things.