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May 23, 2017

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May 19, 2017 — Computer scientists have shown a new way to help prevent users of data exploration software from making false ... read more

Data Sharing Can Offer Help in Science's Reproducibility Crisis

May 18, 2017 — Criticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Researchers have used an elegant method based on statistical mechanics -- called the vertex model -- to create more efficient algorithms to solve complex problems more quickly. The research could ... read more

Application of Statistical Method Shows Promise Mitigating Climate Change Effects on Pine

Apr. 20, 2017 — Confronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Nothing works without proteins in the body; they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods ... read more

New Software Tool Powers Up Genomic Research

Mar. 21, 2017 — A group of computational biological researchers has developed a new software tool, Salmon — a lightweight method to provide fast and bias-aware quantification from RNA-sequencing ... read more

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of ... read more

Over 80% of Online Ad Effect Is on Offline Sales

Feb. 2, 2017 — Online display ads can increase both online and offline retail sales, providing valuable insight for future marketing decisions, say ... read more

DNA-Evidence Needs Statistical Back-Up

Jan. 10, 2017 — How do forensic scientists deal with complex DNA-evidence found at crime scenes? A researcher has now developed new statistical models to analyze ... read more

Heterogeneous News Flow on Volatility

Dec. 12, 2016 — It is possible to apply different statistical methods and information content of time series observations to estimate volatility, research shows. These results have importance for example in risk ... read more

New Method to Improve Predictions

Nov. 30, 2016 — Researchers have created a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — An international team of computer scientists has, for the first time, developed a method to find antibiotics hidden in huge but still unexplored mass spectrometry ... read more

Even Physicists Are 'Afraid' of Mathematics

Nov. 11, 2016 — Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research ... read more

Artificial-Intelligence System Surfs Web to Improve Its Performance

Nov. 10, 2016 — Of the vast wealth of information unlocked by the Internet, most is plain text. The data necessary to answer myriad questions -- about, say, the correlations between the industrial use of certain ... read more

Probable Scientific Misconduct in Bone Health Studies, New Study Suggests

Nov. 9, 2016 — A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. The study used statistical methods to detect scientific misconduct ... read more

There's Money in Your Wearable Fitness Tracker

Nov. 1, 2016 — Your wearable fitness tracker is great at counting the number of steps you took today, but it could also provide a new source of currency for the emerging health data economy, according to a new ... read more

Finding Patterns in Corrupted Data

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new model-fitting technique is efficient even for data sets with hundreds of variables, say ... read more

Analytics Developed to Predict Poll Trends

Oct. 21, 2016 — As the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with ... read more

Army of Agents to Tackle Corrupt Officials, Tax Evaders, Terrorists, and Botnets as Game Theory Gears Up for the Chaos of the Modern World

Oct. 20, 2016 — Many of the world's major problems are spawned not from monolithic blocks of self-interest, but from a vast array of single entities making highly individual choices: from lone wolf terrorists ... read more

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