Researchers from Brazil's Universidade Estadual de Campinas used a computer simulation to confirm paleontologist Stephen J. Gould's prediction that it is evolutionarily advantageous for cicadas to emerge at intervals lasting a prime number of years.
A moment is measurement that describes some aspect of the shape, for a given set of points or values. In statistics, sets of points can form recognizable shapes, call distributions. A very popular shape or distribution is called the normal distribution. It is also known as the bell curve, as it looks a bit like […]