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March 8, 2018


Every time you eat bacon, you're taking a small risk.

How To Judge Statistical Risks

We explain some of the ways you can better assess statistical risks.

September 1, 2016


For some people, face-to-face testimony seems much more convincing than any statistics.

The People Who Don’t Believe Research

Find out why some people refuse to believe research and statistics.

June 10, 2013



A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

A hot shot attitude might annoy your friends and coworkers, but could it be dangerous too?

January 11, 2011


Polling The Public: Margin Of Error And Confidence Level

When the polls open lots of statistics are gathered. What is a margin of error and what is a confidence level. Why do they even matter?

December 13, 2010


Why Is Face-To-Face Testimony More Convincing?

"The man who" effect and how it effects face-to-face testimony.

November 10, 2010


How To Lie With Statistics

Want to learn how to fool someone using statistics?

May 18, 2009


Clean Air, Longer Lives

What's so important about having clean air and reducing air pollution? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 20, 2006


Statistically Insignificant

You may have heard of a recent study claiming that eating a low fat diet does nothing to prevent heart disease and cancer.

May 12, 2005


The Granny Shot

Did you know the granny-shot is statistically more effective when shooting free-throws than an overhand shot. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Drinking Wine May Lower Risk Of Dementia

You may have heard that drinking a glass of wine a day can help prevent heart disease. Not only that, but there’s also been recent research suggesting that wine may also prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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