Global estimates of modern-day slavery by the United Nations reveal improving methods for calculating the data.
Amid the global threats posed by climate change, spiralling energy costs, insecure employment and widening inequality, the need to rethink our notion of progress is now an urgent priority.
Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.
Mathematical model suggests information processing lies at the heart of decision making.
A study shows that a select group of NBA players really do go on hot streaks by making more shots in a row than statistics suggest they should.
Preclinical studies are an important part of biomedical research, often guiding future trials in humans. Failure to replicate research results suggests a need to increase the quality of studies.
Whether you want to win with as few guesses as possible, or you just want to figure out the right word before running out of turns, a scholar offers some tips.
The lack of large numbers of fossils makes it hard to study sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs. But a new statistical approach offers insight into this question and others across science.
Why haven’t people gotten upset about how our social distancing signs are fostering innumeracy?
Clive Palmer says vaccines don’t work and Craig Kelly is among those misinterpreting statistics to suggest COVID vaccines are causing more deaths overseas.
Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.
There is a promising trend of growing research and training in statistical ecology in Africa.
Australian fans certainly won’t be complaining, but some critics say T20 world cup matches can be “won on a coin toss”, such is the apparent advantage of batting second. What to the stats really say?
Using a robust statistical model, researchers estimate that coronavirus vaccines had prevented 140,000 deaths by May 9, 2021.
Youth unemployment in Nigeria is a skills mismatch problem – corporations can’t find suitable workers in the midst of a large pool of unemployed workers.
The k number tells us whether the spread of a disease is steady or comes in big bursts, with a small proportion of people infecting many others. The latter is know as superspreading.
Ghana’s latest population census offers a window into the contested terrain of population statistics.
Data science infrastructure is sorely needed in many places. Doctors Without Borders brings medical help to nations in need, but similar efforts are relatively small for statistics.
Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.