Making dough
Culture

Cooking up statistics: The science and the art

Letisha Smith – winner of the 2018 Award for Statistical Excellence in Early-Career Writing – started the year with the resolve to eat smarter, with less food and less money going to waste. She turned to machine learning to help streamline her meal plans.

By Letisha Smith

Making dough
Culture

Cooking up statistics: The science and the art

Letisha Smith – winner of the 2018 Award for Statistical Excellence in Early-Career Writing – started the year with the resolve to eat smarter, with less food and less money going to waste. She turned to machine learning to help streamline her meal plans.

  By Letisha Smith

Sports

March Madness, and why too much basketball knowledge can be harmful

The college basketball tournament bracket pool is a cultural phenomenon in the United States. Each year, almost 25 million people bet on their ability to predict the outcome of every...

By Tom Adams

News

A very merry crossword

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like the arrival of the Royal Statistical Society's fiendishly difficult quiz. But if you'd prefer something a little more relaxing this holiday season, Significance has you...

By Brian Tarran

basketball bracket
Sports

March Madness, and why too much basketball knowledge can be harmful

The college basketball tournament bracket pool is a cultural phenomenon in the United States. Each year, almost 25 million people bet on their ability to predict the outcome of every game in the NCAA "March Madness" tournament, in small-stakes office betting pools.

  By Tom Adams

crossword
News

A very merry crossword

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like the arrival of the Royal Statistical Society's fiendishly difficult quiz. But if you'd prefer something a little more relaxing this holiday season, Significance has you covered.

  By Brian Tarran

Playing Borel
Culture

Playing with risk

Imagine you hold three six-sided dice in your hand. Now throw them, and before they come to a stop, answer me this: do you think you will roll at least two of the same number? Yes or no. More importantly, how much do you want to bet on that outcome?

  By Brian Tarran

Playing Borel

 

Culture

Playing with risk

Imagine you hold three six-sided dice in your hand. Now throw them, and before they come to a stop, answer me this: do you think you will roll at least two of the same number? Yes or no. More importantly, how much do you want to bet on that outcome?

By Brian Tarran

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