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Un professeur de statistiques a utilisé son expertise en calcul de probabilités pour parvenir à un pourcentage de gain de 98 % au populaire concours « Déroule le rebord » de Tim Hortons. Photo Illustration/The Conversation)

Voilà comment j'ai décrypté « Déroule le rebord » et gagné (presque) à chaque fois

Tim Hortons a modifié son jeu pour y inclure un élément numérique. Un statisticien a prédit que le fait de jouer le dernier jour du concours augmenterait considérablement les chances de gagner.
A statistics professor used his expertise in calculating probabilities to come up with a 98 winning percentage for Tim Hortons popular Roll up the Rim contest. (Photo Illustration/The Conversation)

Here’s how I cracked Roll up the Rim and won (almost) every time

Tim Hortons changed Roll up the Rim to include a digital element. A statistician correctly predicted that playing on the last day of the contest would dramatically increase the odds of winning.
Video games can be played across distances with new and old friends, as a family and for learning. (Jeshoots.com/Pexels)

Social video games to play during the coronavirus quarantine

Forced to stay inside, here are some games suggestions for connecting with new people, old friends and older members of your family.
A sign in Texas in 1939, at the end of the Great Depression. (The New York Public Library/Unsplash)

Put your trust in taxes during the coronavirus pandemic recovery

The Canadian federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes tax-related measures. It's helpful to examine tax supports for individuals by considering the past, present and future.
Des échantillons attendent d’être testés pour la COVID-19 au LifeLabs, à Surrey, en Colombie-Britannique. La Presse Canadienne/Darryl Dyck

FAQ sur la Covid-19 : les personnes asymptomatiques peuvent-elles la transmettre ? Combien de temps le virus reste-t-il sur les surfaces ? Et d’autres questions…

Beaucoup de questions circulent sur la Covid-19, et les réponses ne sont pas toujours claires. Notre expert vous livre les dernières données de la science.
Conservation is as much about the critical role of communities as custodians of biodiversity as it is about creating people-free zones. (Quang Nguyen Vinh/Pexels)

Why communities must be at the heart of conserving wildlife, plants and ecosystems

With the 2020 deadline for conserving biodiversity almost past, communities must now play a larger role in conservation.
By adding a ‘digital roll’ to its iconic game, Tim Hortons’ Roll up the Rim contest now has some statistical similarities to slot machines. (Photo Illustration/The Conversation)

Roll up the Rim: How COVID-19 has changed the contest — and maybe your odds of winning

The Tim Hortons coffee chain has made some changes to its iconic Roll up the Rim contest, including the addition of "digital rolls." A statistician explains how this changes the odds of winning.
A trans Pride flag crosswalk in Calgary was defaced in August 2019 with a violent message, which was later covered with fresh paint and positive messages were left written with chalk. Anti-trans activism from feminists remains a challenge for transgender people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Why the words we use matter when describing anti-trans activists

TERF is not a slur. Instead, we should use words that accurately describe how some feminists are actually anti-trans activists.
Although the United Nations has raised concerns about the rights of children, advocates say a baby hatch, like the one shown here in Karlsruhe, Germany, can save lives. (Hardt Foundation)

After a newborn was found in a recycling bin, a safe haven baby hatch may save lives

Since an infant was found in a recycling bin last fall in Saskatoon, advocates have renewed their campaign for baby hatches, places mothers can leave newborns safely and anonymously.

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