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Are professors and football stars just lucky?

You probably have a boss. A manager, an executive, the head honcho. How did they get that position? Was it their skills and knowledge? Or were they just lucky? How about you? Are you where you are because of your expertise, or because of luck? I have no doubt that you deserve your role, but luck may have played a greater role than you think. Especially if you work in a competitive environment.

By Anna Beukenhorst

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Are professors and football stars just lucky?

You probably have a boss. A manager, an executive, the head honcho. How did they get that position? Was it their skills and knowledge? Or were they just lucky? How about you? Are you where you are because of your expertise, or because of luck? I have no doubt that you deserve your role, but luck may have played a greater role than you think. Especially if you work in a competitive environment.

  By Anna Beukenhorst

Science

We’re not getting any younger! Or should that be “older”?

As state pension age in the United Kingdom continues to rise, retirement seems to be getting further and further away for many people. This brings up the question of what...

By Nicola Rennie

Culture

Probability puzzle: Oh no! Puncture!

Driving in France recently, I got a puncture in my tyre. I was 13 km from my hotel and needed to get back, but for each kilometre I drove my...

By Michael Fletcher

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We’re not getting any younger! Or should that be “older”?

As state pension age in the United Kingdom continues to rise, retirement seems to be getting further and further away for many people. This brings up the question of what happens after retirement. Does the rise in pension age take away from our years of retirement, or do we also see an increase in the number of years of retirement? I decided to look at life expectancy data from the World Bank to find out if changes in pension age are in line with changes in life expectancy.

  By Nicola Rennie

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Probability puzzle: Oh no! Puncture!

Driving in France recently, I got a puncture in my tyre. I was 13 km from my hotel and needed to get back, but for each kilometre I drove my tyre got flatter, so I had to drive more slowly.

  By Michael Fletcher

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Enter our 2022 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists

Data and statistics are helping people around the world chart a course through the Covid-19 pandemic. Case data, business and economic statistics, and social survey data help us to gauge the impact the virus has had, and is having, on our health and wellbeing, on our lives and livelihoods, and on our hopes and fears for the future. They help tell the story of where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we may be heading next.

  By Brian Tarran

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Enter our 2022 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists

Data and statistics are helping people around the world chart a course through the Covid-19 pandemic. Case data, business and economic statistics, and social survey data help us to gauge the impact the virus has had, and is having, on our health and wellbeing, on our lives and livelihoods, and on our hopes and fears for the future. They help tell the story of where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we may be heading next.

By Brian Tarran

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