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The COP21 Climate Deal and 6 Alternative Solutions to Curb Global Warming feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Dec 28, 2015

On December 12th at the 21st UN Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, France, almost 200 countries agreed to adopt The Paris Agreement - a UN plan that aims to decrease the rate of global warming by...

Is my bacon sandwich going to give me cancer? feature

  • Authors: Dr Jennifer Rogers
  • Published Date: Dec 23, 2015

It is now about a month ago that the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a statement declaring that processed meat was “classified as...

Statistically predicting the number one selling Christmas toy feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Dec 21, 2015

There is enduring interest in the media over what will be the number one selling toy this Christmas. The toys of one’s childhood have a certain almost romantic charm about them. As a simple...

The Problem with Plastics feature

  • Authors: Leila Battison
  • Published Date: Dec 16, 2015

In October 2015, England introduced a five pence-charge for disposable plastic bags from large retailers, joining the growing list of countries taking action to reduce the amount of plastic polluting...

Growth, Climate Change and the War of Numbers feature

  • Authors: Chris Smaje
  • Published Date: Dec 08, 2015

If politics is ‘war by other means’ then perhaps social science could be described as ‘war by means of data analysis’. Contending interpretations of the world and how to resolve its problems fill the...

Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: An interview with co-author Michael Johnson feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Dec 01, 2015

Last month, Wiley was proud to publish Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities, which offers a...

The Art of Flowing Data: An interview with Dr Nathan Yau feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 25, 2015

Dr Nathan Yau is best known for his popular blog, Flowing Data, which explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data...

Created by statisticians for statisticians: How R took the world of statistics by storm feature

  • Authors: Carlos Alberto Gómez Grajales
  • Published Date: Nov 19, 2015

Any particular day seems to be fit to change history. For instance, on May 5, 1976, Argentine former football player Juan Pablo Sorín was born. He played for many teams, such as River Plate, Cruzeiro,...

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