STUDY DESIGN As I mentioned last time, it is crucial to design a test that eliminates all possibility and suspicion of cheating. If the KIBS kids were going to demonstrate extraordinary powers, I had to be sure they could not … Continue Reading The MIT Dahn Yoga Brain Respiration Experiment: Part II
By Tim Murray and William Briggs You obviously need to score runs to win baseball games, and buying better hitters does this for a team. But you also need to keep your opponent from scoring too many runs, and buying … Continue Reading Hitting or Pitching. Which wins more games?
The answer to the headline is, unfortunately, yes. The Sunday, 10 February 2008 New York Post reported this sad case of a woman at Mercy Medical Center in New York City. The young woman went to the hospital and had … Continue Reading Can having a mammogram kill you? How to make decisions under uncertainty.
Shoot to kill July 1995 (I wrote this about six or seven years ago and had it posted to my website where I was a graduate student. I thought that it was lost forever, and I only managed to find … Continue Reading Worst Science Fiction of All Time