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“Pietro the Weather Tortoise” wins early-career writing prize

Can a pet tortoise predict when it’s about to rain? An article that sets out to investigate this question was today named the winner of the 2021 Statistical Excellence Award for Early Career Writing.

By Brian Tarran

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“Pietro the Weather Tortoise” wins early-career writing prize

Can a pet tortoise predict when it’s about to rain? An article that sets out to investigate this question was today named the winner of the 2021 Statistical Excellence Award for Early Career Writing.

  By Brian Tarran

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Governments in Africa have doubled ‘false news’ laws, to little effect. Another way is possible

By Peter Cunliffe-Jones

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Misinterpreting statistical anomalies and risk assessment when analysing Covid-19 deaths by ethnicity

Imagine there is a country called Bayesland that is divided into two distinct geographical areas – North Bayesland and South Bayesland – with equal population sizes. The country has been...

By Norman Fenton, Martin Neil, Scott McLachlan and Magda Osman

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Governments in Africa have doubled ‘false news’ laws, to little effect. Another way is possible

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Misinterpreting statistical anomalies and risk assessment when analysing Covid-19 deaths by ethnicity

Imagine there is a country called Bayesland that is divided into two distinct geographical areas – North Bayesland and South Bayesland – with equal population sizes. The country has been struck with a new, novel, infectious disease called P-STAT. Statistics reveal that the death rate for this disease for Southerners is twice that of the death rate for Northerners in each different age category (Table 1).

  By Norman Fenton, Martin Neil, Scott McLachlan and Magda Osman

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200 years of Greek independence... and Prime Ministers

Thursday, 25 March 2021 saw Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations in Greece. Much of present-day Greece was under Ottoman occupation from the mid-15th century, with its identity being partly preserved by the Greek Orthodox Church. Eventually, Greek fighters, who were encouraged by increasing opposition to Ottoman rule, inspired by events associated with the French Revolution and supported financially by exiles, launched an insurrection at the monastery of Agia Lavra in the Peloponnese, where they raised a revolutionary flag on 25 March 1821.

  By Julian Stander, Katerina Tzioli and Mario Cortina Borja

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Politics

200 years of Greek independence... and Prime Ministers

Thursday, 25 March 2021 saw Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations in Greece. Much of present-day Greece was under Ottoman occupation from the mid-15th century, with its identity being partly preserved by the Greek Orthodox Church. Eventually, Greek fighters, who were encouraged by increasing opposition to Ottoman rule, inspired by events associated with the French Revolution and supported financially by exiles, launched an insurrection at the monastery of Agia Lavra in the Peloponnese, where they raised a revolutionary flag on 25 March 1821.

By Julian Stander, Katerina Tzioli and Mario Cortina Borja

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