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Winner announced for early-career writing award

UPDATE: “The flying bomb and the actuary”, by Liam Shaw and Luke Shaw, was last night (11 July) named the winner of the 2019 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing.

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Winner announced for early-career writing award

UPDATE: “The flying bomb and the actuary”, by Liam Shaw and Luke Shaw, was last night (11 July) named the winner of the 2019 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing.

  By Brian Tarran

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The Brexit debate and the prosecutor's fallacy

Politics is, by definition, adversarial. Its systems are designed to bring together people with competing views, so that they might argue over and decide on the “affairs of the cities” ...

By Gianluca Baio

Science

Book review: Superior, by Angela D. Saini

“The key to understanding the meaning of race is understanding power,” writes Angela D. Saini. Her new book, Superior, explores the roots of “race science” in the modern world...

By Olivia Varley Winter

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The Brexit debate and the prosecutor's fallacy

Politics is, by definition, adversarial. Its systems are designed to bring together people with competing views, so that they might argue over and decide on the “affairs of the cities” – which is the literal translation of the Greek word πολιτικά (Politiká). But, in recent times, politics has felt like it has become more adversarial, more polarised.

  By Gianluca Baio

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Book review: Superior, by Angela D. Saini

“The key to understanding the meaning of race is understanding power,” writes Angela D. Saini. Her new book, Superior, explores the roots of “race science” in the modern world. Though it mines human pre-history, it hinges around the major ideological warfare of the 20th century – a time when racial experiments within science were enthusiastically supported in Nazi Germany in its pursuit of policies of “racial hygiene”.

  By Olivia Varley Winter

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LGBT+ resources for statisticians and data scientists

In professional and classroom settings, we strive to communicate the intention of a respectful and productive interaction. In order to accomplish this, we all need to be mindful of our implicit biases, especially when beginning new professional relationships and establishing learning environments. The resources provided in this article are presented with this very intention.

  By Donna LaLonde, Wendy Martinez, Jack Miller, Miles Ott and Suzanne Thornton

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Culture

LGBT+ resources for statisticians and data scientists

In professional and classroom settings, we strive to communicate the intention of a respectful and productive interaction. In order to accomplish this, we all need to be mindful of our implicit biases, especially when beginning new professional relationships and establishing learning environments. The resources provided in this article are presented with this very intention.

By Donna LaLonde, Wendy Martinez, Jack Miller, Miles Ott and Suzanne Thornton

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