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The world has become more peaceful

Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful.

Uncertain future for fraudsters

Fraudsters who cheat on their taxes, launder money or con insurance companies are facing uncertain times. New statistical methods are increasing the likelihood that they will be caught.

Avoids ship disasters with advanced statistics

The chance of major ship disasters at sea can be reduced by statistical methods. The trick is to interpret the large amounts of data streaming in from the many sensors in the ship, making it possible to sound the alarm on time.

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.