When a player’s on fire, is it hot hands?
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For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
What if the person flipping the coin cheats?
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A new way to generate random numbers can improve mathematics, cybersecurity and even predictions about the future. How does it work, and what does it mean for us?
Don’t worry, I’ve run the mathematical simulations.
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How hard is it to build a random number generator?
The math behind all the probabilities being discussed for tonight's Powerball drawing assumes each number is equally likely to be chosen. Is that what really happens?