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Homo Narrativus and the Trouble with Fame

We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong.

The Man Who Invented Modern Probability

Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

The Odds of Innocence

How numbers can tip the scales of justice.

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.

When Past Disasters Are Prologue

Past disasters help us prepare—and make us pay attention.

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. And Death.

Watching Our Every Move—From Space