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P-value abuse distorts scientific publication

But other methods could be used to judge the significance of scientific conclusions.

P-values--abused but not abandoned

This statistical tool plays a central role in analysing data, but it is under attack.

Statistics might save us from resistant bacteria

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

Greenland in numbers: eight key statistics to understand the world’s largest island

GREENLAND: The world’s largest island nation is emerging as education, life expectancy, and immigration are increasing. Learn more about Greenland from these key statistics.

Predicting aggressive lymphoma

A statistical genetic analysis can detect when lymphoma will be aggressive. Treatment can thereby be initiated in time.

Combating match-fixing with maths

Manual distribution of fixture dates and referees leads to suspicions of corruption and match-fixing in football. A mathematical model makes the process more transparent.

A Darwinian approach to golf

Powerful computer models use a genetic programming system for making predictions with the help of a simulated natural selection. A Swedish researcher has used the technique to find the perfect way to swing a golf club.

Swedish diabetes estimates were off by a long shot

Sweden can have two to three times as many young people with diabetes type 1 than believed.

Biologists often numbed by numbers

Biologists often find their analytical aptitude falls short of the mark when dealing with complicated data. It can mean that their research strays off target too.