Some of the most in-demand ecologists in Africa are specialists in statistics. But this is currently a scarce skill combination in Africa.
By linking censuses through time or by combining other information with the census, many more important policy questions can be answered than if we used one dataset alone.
As the talking heads line up to predict this season's division winners, many are hoping fans will forget their abysmal forecasts for the 2015 season.
If you're looking to win your colleagues' and friends’ respect in a footy tipping competition you can do a whole lot worse than simply tuning out of the countless hours of TV and radio analysis.
Sport is by its very nature unpredictable, and that's why we love it.
Big Data produces mountains of information, but it's useless for science unless we're asking the right questions.
All sides in the debate on gun control in the United States are quick to point to numbers they say back their arguments. But are they playing fair with those figures?
When a cricket match is cut short there's a way to work out how many runs are needed in any reduced over game. That's okay for the long form game but it doesn't work for the shorter matches.
The North Queensland Cowboys will be hoping to win back-to-back grand finals in this year's NRL. But what about that old saying on winning and losing?
If you want the best tool for making educated guesses, then you'd better get the basics right.
You might think statisticians could work out if a player has been cheating – it's not that simple.
Winter is a really tough time for the homeless, but it is hard to help people who are invisible to society.
A look at the statistics shows that having a top-performing centre forward is key to winning games – and ultimately trophies.
Why do white players seem so intent on preserving an unspoken set of rules?
Is it age or experience that counts in the teams challenging for this years's NRL Grand Final? Or do we need to look deeper into the game statistics?
Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
Childhood poverty is growing among some groups of Asian Americans.
The gerrymandered district has been part of the US political landscape for two centuries. Impartial math suggests several methods for drawing fair, competitive congressional districts.
Ice cream and BBQ sales may rise when the weather's good, but it's mostly at the expense of other, cold weather, items.
Williams is on track to eclipse Court, Navratilova and Graf ... but she's not there yet.