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The Twin Prime Hero

Rags, riches, and fame in mathematics.

The Man Who Invented Modern Probability

Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

Science’s Significant Stats Problem

Researchers’ rituals for assessing probability may mislead as much as they enlighten.

Revisiting “Moneyball” with Paul DePodesta

Shattering preconceptions about players isn’t all about the numbers.

Chasing Coincidences

Why it’s hard to recognize the unlikely.

Traffic Ghost Hunting

When the biggest problem with traffic is nothing at all.

Unhappy Truckers and Other Algorithmic Problems

Transportation optimization starts with math, but ends in understanding human behavior.

The Deepest Uncertainty

When a hypothesis is neither true nor false.