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Women of Significance?

Significance bills itself as “a magazine about statistics and data science, written by experts for everyone”. But too few of its featured experts are women, as an analysis by Karen Lamb, Jessica Kasza, Sophie Calabretto, Rushani Wijesuriya and Linda McIver shows.

By Anna Britten

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Women of Significance?

Significance bills itself as “a magazine about statistics and data science, written by experts for everyone”. But too few of its featured experts are women, as an analysis by Karen Lamb, Jessica Kasza, Sophie Calabretto, Rushani Wijesuriya and Linda McIver shows.

  By Anna Britten

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Meet the new editor of Significance: Anna Britten

As Significance editor Brian Tarran moves on after eight years and 47 issues, there's a new face at the top of the masthead. Anna Britten joins Significanceafter two decades...

By Brian Tarran

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Puzzle: Non-transitive dice

Consider six dice, each with six numbers on them. The numbers 1 to 36 are distributed between the faces of the six dice. The sum of the numbers on each...

By Michael Fletcher

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Meet the new editor of Significance: Anna Britten

As Significance editor Brian Tarran moves on after eight years and 47 issues, there's a new face at the top of the masthead. Anna Britten joins Significance after two decades in journalism and magazine editing, having started out as a music critic. In our June issue Q&A, Anna tells us more about her experiences and interests.

  By Brian Tarran

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Puzzle: Non-transitive dice

Consider six dice, each with six numbers on them. The numbers 1 to 36 are distributed between the faces of the six dice. The sum of the numbers on each dice is 111. The six dice are labelled a, b, c, d, e, and f. If I throw two of the dice, X and Y say, and X is more likely to have a higher number than Y, then we say X > Y.

  By Michael Fletcher

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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

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