What do we mean by “reproducibility”?

By Stephanie Wykstra There’s been a lot of discussion across many scientific fields about the “reproducibility crisis” in the past few years. Hundreds of psychologists attempted to redo 100 studies as part of the Reproducibility Project in Psychology, and claimed that...

The Sun is Out: Risk of skin cancer in different groups

Acommon refrain about skin cancer is that it affects one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet not all skin cancer is the same, and its impact varies tremendously according to its type. A small collection of squamous cells is a mild annoyance requiring minor...

Can statistics save us from gerrymandering?

The Supreme Court is weighing the question of whether voting districts can be drawn in ways that give an advantage to one party, thereby violating the principle of one person, one vote. In Harris v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, a group of Republican...

The Audacity of Dope

“If you buy medical marijuana edibles, you are probably getting ripped off,” headlined Quartz. “Walk down any convenience store drug aisle and you can generally rely on the products on the shelves to contain the dosages they promise. But walk into a marijuana...
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