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In an interesting sting on the world of science journalism, John Bohannon and two colleagues, plus a German medical doctor, ran a small randomised experiment on the effects of chocolate consumption, and found better weight loss in those given chocolate. The experiment was real and the measurements were real, but the medical journal was the sort that […]

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“In Australia road deaths are going down but in New Zealand the number has shot up“, says the Herald, giving depressing-looking international comparisons from newly-announced OECD data. The percentage increase was highest in New Zealand The story does go on to point out that the increase reverses a decrease the previous year, suggesting that it […]

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Twice two makes four seems to mesimply a piece of insolence. Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who standswith arms akimbo barring your path and spitting.I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing,but if we are to give everything its due,twice two makes five is sometimesa very charming thing too. ~Fyodor Mikhailovich DostoevskyThe 148th day of the year; 148 "Primelicious", 21 + 1 is prime,24 + 1 is prime, and 28 + 1, and the three results add to a prime, 3+17+257 = […]

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Many parents have asked for summer book suggestions to keep their children engaged in reading over the summer. Penguin© Young Readers has put together a wonderful list of suggested books at all grade levels for summer reading. Many of these books are my own personal favorites and may be yours too! Their website for young […]

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7/22/2015Happy Pi Approximation Day:"BACK IN THE DAY" before we had hand held electronic calculators with a "pi" button we had to remember the digits of pi or we had to use an approximation for the digits of pi.I started out in college studying engineering and memorizing pi to 4 digits (past the decimal point) was sufficient for most courses and most applications:3.1415A popular approximation was 22/7, but this only gave an accuracy of two digits (past the decimal point) or:3.14A better […]

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The NISS & SAMSI Statistics Daily is out! http://t.co/eKIMKW871y Stories via @reichlab @dougmcneall @AgEconomist

2015-05-28 07:33:37

pkra tweeted: @pkrautz

@cgranade MML is like math mode. \intertext jumps out of & into math mode, conv. nedd to do the same wrt HTML. MJ can't yet. Not MML's fault

2015-05-28 07:32:33

MindAfterMath tweeted: @MindAfterMath

2015-05-28 07:25:44

michiexile tweeted: @michiexile

RT @GregPoehler: Changin lives yo "@T_Wrecked: @GregPoehler I just want to thank you for creating WTS! It's confirmed moving to Sweden with…

2015-05-28 07:14:31

michiexile tweeted: @michiexile

Just because everything is true doesn't mean that everything is equally true - or even constantly true. #postmodernism #illuminatus!

2015-05-28 07:13:56

michiexile tweeted: @michiexile

Access: on common road blocks to competent, compassionate and effective (mental) health care.
http://t.co/GvulD5nGI4

2015-05-28 06:32:49

srcav tweeted: @srcav

@AnnieVallance thanks!

2015-05-28 06:32:11

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