Statistics

The elusive waves, once thought to be myths, are explained by the same math that's found in a wide range of settings.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Some students are continuing to learn while school doors are closed, but others may not be able to avoid losing ground.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Science is an endeavor of trial and error. Can we find a better way to share the "erroneous" trials?
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A mathematical model that visualizes echo chambers on Twitter shows how they coevolve with polarization on controversial topics.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
New research reveals how much ads for a toenail fungus medication helped boost sales.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Estimates of animal populations made by local residents and field scientists are similar.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Researchers used radar to provide new insight into how precipitation raises the chances of deadly car crashes.
Bailey Bedford, Contributor
Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
A new analysis reveals links between more than 5,000 natural disasters and 1,000 armed conflicts in China’s history.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Analysis of vessel interactions reveals large potential for illegal activities, researchers say.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
Researchers find that complex cultural practices tend to proliferate in more niche groups.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer