Racism, Redcards, and Rabbit Holes

Statisticians have warned for a long time that inexpert modeling can produce distorted statistical results. The replication crisis in science has often been attributed to poor statistical practice with part of the cure being to employ more statisticians. But would...

The Drink of Death?

How reliable is the claim that sugary drinks are killing 184,000 people every year?   Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs)—soda, fruit juice, iced tea to the non-academic—have increasingly been blamed for fattening and sickening the world; now, according to a new study...
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