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May 14, 2015 — New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to new ... read more

Housing Market Cycles Have Become Longer

May 1, 2015 — A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles -- normal, boom and bust phases -- have become longer over the last ... read more

Taking Madness out of March Madness

Mar. 4, 2015 — A business professor takes the madness out of the month with his "Dance Card" Method for determining NCAA March Madness brackets, also known as ... read more

Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

Mar. 4, 2015 — An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces ... read more

Tracing Languages Back to Their Common Ancestors Through the Statistics of Sound Shifts

Feb. 19, 2015 — A statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words’ pronunciations most likely occurred in the evolution of a language offers a renewed opportunity to trace words and languages back to ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — A new, automated method for classifying hundreds of kilometres of the deep sea floor in a way that is more cost efficient, quicker and more objective than previously possible has been developed by ... read more

Similar Statistics Play Role in Decision-Making and World War II Code Breaking

Feb. 5, 2015 — "The brain reaches a decision by combining samples of evidence in much the way a good statistician would," says a researcher. He demonstrates this theory by monitoring the decision-making ... read more

Twitter Posts May Shine a Fresh Light on Mental Illness Trends

Dec. 9, 2014 — Computers scientists are tracking tweets to gather important information about common mental illnesses. By reviewing tweets from users who publicly mentioned their diagnosis and by looking for ... read more

Dec. 12, 2014 — Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver ... read more

New Method Helps Map Species' Genetic Heritage

Dec. 11, 2014 — Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo -- the heron or the sparrow? These questions seem simple, but are actually difficult for geneticists ... read more

Maths Shows That Treating AIDS, Hepatitis C Simultaneously Is More Effective

Dec. 3, 2014 — Researchers have collaborated on a mathematical analysis that concludes that joint therapy to counter HIV in patients who also have hepatitis C increases the chance of success in the fight against ... read more

More Hispanics Earning Bachelor’s Degrees in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Dec. 3, 2014 — The number of Hispanic students receiving bachelor’s degrees in the physical sciences and engineering has increased over the last decade or so, passing 10,000 degrees per year for the first time in ... read more

New Image for 'Big Data' Tools

Nov. 14, 2014 — Big data represents both an opportunity and a challenge for scientists. The huge amount of data that can be generated by the latest scientific instruments could lead to important scientific ... read more

Mutant Models to Identify Cancer Mutations

Nov. 2, 2014 — Using mathematical toolkits traditionally considered the property of statistical physics and artificial intelligence, researchers have developed a way to identify important cancer mutations. This ... read more

Granger Causality Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Effective

Nov. 4, 2014 — A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make ... read more

Oct. 21, 2014 — Technology to help a blind student see math clearly and pursue a degree has been uncovered by researchers. Despite losing her vision three years ago due to complications from the flu, one study ... read more

Oct. 23, 2014 — Simulating the behavior of a single particle can be quite a challenging task in physics; after all, it is microscopic and we usually cannot watch in real time. It becomes even more complicated when ... read more

Weather History 'Time Machine' Created

Oct. 15, 2014 — A software program that allows climate researchers to access historical climate data for the entire global surface (excluding the poles) has been developed. This software include the oceans, and is ... read more

Oct. 7, 2014 — It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. Scientists searching for the gene or gene combination that affects even one plant or animal characteristic must sort through massive amounts of data, ... read more

Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer Found by New Computational Approach

Oct. 9, 2014 — Using an innovative algorithm that analyzes gene regulatory and signaling networks, researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of ... read more

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