... The Lancet , Jenkins got hype confused with scientific uncertainty: in the face of the many unknowns that come with this new virus, ... the face of so many uncertainties? The biological side — understanding the virus and producing vaccines — is down to life scientists, ...
News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 18:53 - 0 comments
- Nobel mathematics
... a controlled process called programmed cell death . Understanding this process has great biological and medical importance - cancer ... work on how people make decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The other winner, Vernon Smith of George Mason ...
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- Hubble's top five scientific achievements
... to within a factor of two. The main reason for this large uncertainty was the fact that the determination of distances in astronomy is ... the spot for more information). Consequently, a true understanding of dark energy will require a combination of observational ...
Article - plusadmin - 13 Apr 2011 - 17:38 - 0 comments
- Coincidence, correlation and chance
... pattern rather than randomness, certainty rather than uncertainty, existence rather than nonexistence, predator in the bushes rather ... is one way we're easily misled when it comes to our understanding of probability. The thing to remember is that rare things happen ...
Article - plusadmin - 18 May 2011 - 14:12 - 0 comments
- What can birds tell us about flying through ash clouds?
... concerned with how to make good decisions when faced with uncertainty. Now, there is a widely held view that rational people will always ... is a good thing and is a consequence of a mathematical understanding of the risks. Ignore the mathematics and airline executives ...
News - mf344 - 22 Jul 2010 - 10:53 - 0 comments
... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, has had a closer look at ... need to rigorously justify their claims and quantify the uncertainty involved in their models and conclusions. They can no longer pull ...
Article - plusadmin - 16 Jun 2010 - 12:56 - 0 comments
- From restaurants to climate change
... anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. December ... is represented by the line, and the grey band indicates uncertainty about the line. Because size takes integer values, and we are ...
Article - plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 17:01 - 0 comments
- 'Deciphering the cosmic number'
... in the human psyche". It's an individual's pleasure in understanding nature that allows these archetypes to emerge from the ... Kepler as a thinking type, seeking a mechanical understanding of the Universe, and Fludd as a feeling type with a desire for ... Jung found this idea mirrored in Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which asserts that at a quantum level, the world is not ...
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- Plus leaves the classroom
... the unwary — how to communicate and evaluate risk and uncertainty, how to explain seeming paradoxes, how to avoid the common pitfalls ... choice of where to have their treatment (which meant understanding the perverse incentives caused by performance monitoring and just ...
Article - plusadmin - 16 Jun 2010 - 15:40 - 0 comments
- New GCE AS/A-level Cores
... However, the existing section on the "Mathematics of Uncertainty" has been removed. This was a controversial section in 1993. It ... of the total A-level marks) which tests the candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of mathematics. ...
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