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15 min ago | The American Conservative
The NYT graphic plots contraceptive failure rates for 15 different methods of contraception over 10 years, apparently showing that, although a typical woman relying on condoms for contraception may only have an 18 percent chance of pregnancy over one year, an unplanned pregnancy becomes a virtual certainty by the time she's been sexually active for 10 years, with the chance of pregnancy nearly quintupling to 86 percent. Below those red-alert curves, the NYT also tracked the risk of pregnancy for atypical women and their partners, those who manage "perfect use" of their preferred form of contraception.
1 hr ago | WMUR-TV Manchester
Yitang Zhang, a mathematics professor at the University of New Hampshire, is one of 21 people chosen for the grants who will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Zhang's work focuses on relationships between prime numbers. He spent many years studying independently after the cultural revolution in China forced him out of high school early.
1 hr ago | The Aiken Standard
Staff photo by Mike Adams Tyree Stidem of Strom Thurmond has 725 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns this season. To be included in the weekly leaders, please submit all statistics to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Tuesday of each week.
2 hrs ago | Cupertino Courier
Physicist applying mathematical approaches to the analysis and modeling of brain connectivity and enhancing our understanding of how these connections give rise to the functions the brain performs. Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form in intricate narratives that explore the complexities of familial relationships.
4 hrs ago | Business Journal
There are fewer uninsured people in North Carolina today than there were a year ago, but the decrease has negligible compared to those states that expanded Medicaid. In states that expanded Medicaid - typically those with a state legislature controlled by Democrats - the percentage of those uninsured decreased from 18.4 percent in 2013 to 15.7 percent in the first three months of 2014, according to the National Health Interview Survey, one of the most respected statistical surveys in the nation .
5 hrs ago | Yahoo!
Fellows selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation receive more than $500,000 each. The 2014 batch includes mathematicians, a cartoonist and a criminal lawyer.
6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
Jacob Lurie, a mathematics professor at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., is one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."
9 hrs ago | Hot Rod Magazine
As a lifetime reader of HOT ROD, Car Craft , and many other automotive magazines, I have noticed that engine horsepower and torque always reach a crossover point where the two are nearly identical. This occurs between 5,000 and 5,300 rpm, and it does not matter whether the build is stock or all-out race, or who manufactured or built the engine.
Cancer. The very word causes a recoil, a visceral awareness that our statistical probability of "catching" this "disease" is astronomically high.
York County Public Schools' Standard of Learning pass rates year over year showed significant improvement in mathematics, but scores on the English reading test declined for students in grades 3, 5, 6 and 8. Third-grade students had the largest decrease in the percentage of York County students passing the English reading test. Eighty-one percent of third-grade students passed the English reading SOL test in 2012-2013; 75 percent passed in 2013-2014.
The nation's poverty rate dipped in 2013, especially for Hispanic individuals, while the number of people remaining in poverty and median incomes remained relatively unchanged from 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. Changes in income inequality as measured by the bureau were not significant from 2012 to 2013, while the overall trend dating back to the late 1960s shows an increase in income inequality.
In what has become a recurring theme in America's long slog back from the 2007-09 recession, most U.S. households again saw no noticeable increase in their income last year. A report from the Census Bureau on Tuesday showed the country's median household income edged up just $180 last year to $51,939, a gain deemed statistically insignificant.
The Republican Party's chances of taking control of the Senate have decreased significantly as the fortunes of Democrats in key states have surged, says Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com. According to the former New York Times statistician, Republican odds stand at 55 percent, a drop from 64 percent just two weeks ago.
Proctor is a Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus teacher at the Tahlequah High School in Tahlequah Public Schools. All 12 finalists from across the state gave short speeches before the winner was announced.
If you are at all interested in the history of the computer you can't help but debate the question of who actually invented the first machine? It isn't a particularly meaningful question because reality usually cannot be summarised by a neat list of who invented what. There is no doubt that Babbage conceived of the idea of a computing machine long before the technology was right - but after that there are many competing claims to have built the first computer.
The American Statistical Association recently presented its Founders Award to Christine Franklin, the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of statistics. The ASA is the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, and the honor is presented annually to ASA members who have rendered distinguished and long-term service to the association.
The Columbus City Council today approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes. The computer software also should help scientists better determine the statistical probability that DNA matches a suspect or victim in a case.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:21 pm
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