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2013-07-24 23:27:15

Kids who have head start to Mathematical concepts (like Statistics, Probability, Algebra, Geometry, Time and Distance, Ratios, Proportionality, Real, and Functional Analysis) before grade 5, have an edge over the kids who were exposed to serious mathematical concepts after 8th grade. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Even though American education system is very effective in producing leaders, managers, process, and thought leaders, it is behind in producing Einstein-like mathematicians...

2012-02-13 23:20:52

People aren't always good at making informed decisions that involve risk, but a new study shows that even when we know the likelihood of certain outcomes based on statistical evidence or our own experiences, we still make decisions at odds with the probability of their occurrence. Psychology research on risk and decision-making often employs questions about gambling–where information about probabilities is given explicitly in numerical form. For instance, in experiments, participants...

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2011-05-19 08:25:00

New statistical approach doesn't support claims that extra-sensory perception exists Can people truly feel the future? Researchers remain skeptical, according to a new study by Jeffrey Rouder and Richard Morey from the University of Missouri in the US, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, respectively. Their work (1) appears online in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (2), published by Springer. Although extra-sensory perception (ESP) seems impossible given our current...

2011-05-10 05:04:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although professional football is America's favorite sport, there is some talk that the upcoming NFL season may be delayed or even cancelled because the current labor lockout will continue. The NFL did hold its annual draft recently in a somewhat modified and scaled-back format, producing lower viewership and ratings than in previous years. Is that a nod to future interest in the sport, or an anomaly based on the present situation? (Logo:...

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2010-12-23 07:50:24

A computer program that automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data could help climate scientists keep track of complex, constantly changing environmental conditions, according to an international team of researchers. "All of the data and information that is continually collected by satellites and sensors can cause tons of problems for scientists, who simply don't have the time to analyze every pixel of every satellite image," said James Wang, professor of information...

2010-03-02 08:56:50

Researchers led by Philip Fernbach, a cognitive and linguistic sciences graduate student, have found that individuals are more likely to consider alternative causes when they make diagnoses than when they make decisions about the future. The findings suggest that framing problems as diagnostic-likelihood judgments can reduce bias. Details will be in the March 2010 edition of Psychological Science. PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University researchers have identified a way to improve thought...

2010-02-22 16:21:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Children all over the US are preparing to join over a million students from across the world and break the Guinness World Record for the largest online math competition during World Math Day on March 3. World Math Day is the world's largest education event where students compete in real time against other students internationally using the World Math Day website. The event encourages students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to have a go at math...

2010-02-05 08:00:00

Agency says Bayesian statistical methods could trim costs, boost efficiency SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued guidance on Bayesian statistical methods in the design and analysis of medical device clinical trials that could result in less costly and more efficient patient studies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The Bayesian statistical method applies an algorithm that makes it possible for...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.