### Intuition Often Lets Us Down – How To Use Probability and Statistics To Find the Real Answers

Much of our thinking is flawed because it is based on faulty intuition, says Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams. But by using the framework and tools…

Much of our thinking is flawed because it is based on faulty intuition, says Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams. But by using the framework and tools…

New findings could deepen understanding of spread and inform public health policies. A new computational analysis suggests that people under the age of 20 are…

In a recent study, NYU Abu Dhabi faculty Alberto Gandolfi proposes alternate weeks of in-classroom and remote teaching as a way to allow students to…

The inherent randomness of contacts between infected and healthy individuals enhances the benefit of dividing a population into smaller communities for the control of epidemics….

New election model treats political influence like a contagion. New model treats decided voters as ‘infected’ and undecided voters as ‘susceptible’ to infection Democratic and…

Researchers detected an unexpected 50% increase in patients presenting with respiratory illnesses at UCLA Health facilities in the months before the pandemic. UCLA researchers and…

Expert Says COVID-19 Deaths Closely Match “Normal” Age-Related Risk Pattern Death from COVID-19 equal to 5 weeks extra risk for over 55s and just 2…

Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to…

In a new study, a group of scientists detail how they fused the power of statistical physics and artificial intelligence into a mathematical toolkit that…

The mathematics behind the claims of a group of quantum theorists state that the wavefunction, a probability amplitude used to in quantum mechanics to describe…

Starlings, a small to medium-sized passerine bird in the family Sturnidae, achieve extraordinary coordination in flight and they behave mathematically as metals being magnetized. A…

Criminologists from the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg set out to see if there is such a thing as…

Have you ever wondered whether your findings would be considered reliable enough to be taken seriously? An MIT news journalist, with input from MIT professors,…

Many coin collectors start their numismatic collections with pennies, and trying to get pennies from every year within a given range. This process, while seemingly…

According to some calculations, the Earth is losing 50,000 metric tons of mass every single year. Even though an extra 40,000 metric tons of space…