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49 min ago | San Francisco Chronicle

Chin Long Chiang, biostatistics pioneer at UC Berkeley, dies

Retired UC Berkeley Professor Chin Long Chiang died at his home in Berkeley. He was 99. Photo: Courtesy Of Harriet Chiang Services will be held in May for Chin Long Chiang, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and one of the world's leading biostatisticians, whose innovative use of statistics helped transform the health care field.


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5 hrs ago | CiteULike

Statistical inference of the generation probability of T-cell receptors from sequence repertoires

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Vol. 109, No. 40. , pp. 16161-16166, doi:10.1073/pnas.1212755109 Stochastic rearrangement of germline V-, D-, and J-genes to create variable coding sequence for certain cell surface receptors is at the origin of immune system diversity.


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9 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Are Psychatric Medications Prescribed To Kids Based On Gender, Race,...

The National Center for Health Statistics finds that 7.5 percent of U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 are taking prescription drugs for emotional or behavioral problems, with differences along lines of gender, age, race, and family income.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science, Medicine, ADHD, Health

13 hrs ago | KNDU

1 in 13 U.S. schoolkids takes psych meds

More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.


Related Topix: Science, Medicine, ADHD, New Hyde Park, NY

14 hrs ago | L.A. Watts Times

UCLA student helps the next generation through Compton Pipeline Task Force Program

"When it came time for me to think about how I could give back to my community, it ended up coming through school," said Deanna Jordan, a UCLA student who has teamed up with the university's Community Programs department to launch her Compton Task Force Project.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Los Angeles, CA, Science

17 hrs ago | Scientific American

Best Illusions of the Year

You have never lived in reality. Instead your brain gathers bits and pieces of data from your sensory systems and builds a virtual simulation of the world.


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20 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Rape: Puzzling out declining convictions

Mahuna heads the Portland Police Bureau's sex crime unit, which means he sits on the hot seat when people start asking why the city's solve rate for sexual assault crimes has been dropping for the last six years.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science, Washington County, OR, Multnomah County, OR

21 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

'Centres Of Excellence' Aim To Bridge Africa's Skills Gap

WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The World Bank is to finance 19 university-based 'centres of excellence' in seven countries in West and Central Africa, in an effort to tackle a "serious shortage" of skilled workers in major industries that are vital to the continent's economic growth.


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Wed Apr 23, 2014

District Administration

Casio mixes math and music in new Fostering Mathematics book

Casio America, Inc., a leader in education technology, in conjunction with Dr. Robert Horton, a professor at Clemson University and distinguished math teacher, Mike Reiners, have announced today the availability of Fostering Mathematical Thinking through Music - a new volume in Casio's Fostering Education book series.


Related Topix: Watches, Science, Clemson University


Statistically speaking, Keynesian economics is in steep descent

It's the subtitle that matters, Gross output will correct the fallacy fostered by GDP that consumer spending drives the economy .


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Hundreds Debate Diversity Issues at Cedar Rapids Forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Diversity is a goal in Cedar Rapids embraced by many in the community including employers.


Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Science, African-American

New Scientist

Maths spying: the quandary of working for the spooks

Intelligence agencies hire lots of mathematicians, but would-be employees must realise that their work is misused to snoop on everyone, says Tom Leinster FOR the past 10 months, a major international scandal has engulfed some of the world's largest employers of mathematicians.


Related Topix: Science, Life, Charity , Activism, University of Pittsburgh, Science / Technology

Wall Street Journal

Math and Science Pay, But High Schoolers Care Less

Math and science are the peas and carrots of the jobs market: great for a career future, but resolutely unpopular with the young.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Science, Parsippany, NJ, Outsourcing

US News & World Report

U.S. News Unveils the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index

April 23, 2014 - Despite multiple initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the United States, America is still not producing enough workers to fill current and future STEM jobs, according to the new U.S. News/ Raytheon STEM Index , unveiled today at .


Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense, Science, Financial Markets, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc.


Budget Deficit Drops By 6% In Last Year

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics said that the shortfall in tax revenues over Government spending fell to 107.7bn in the 12 months to the end of March.


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Charleston Daily Mail

Thomas Sowell: Liberal programs create a income inequalitya

So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year. If nothing else, it is a much-needed distraction from the disasters of Obamacare and the various IRS, Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Science

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The American Scholar

Hey Good Lookin'

When I heard soprano Lianna Levine sing Handel's cantata Mi palpita il cor , tears fell from my eyes.


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The Chronicle Herald

a Quick Coffee: Less populous means less prosperous

He's a man worth listening to for a whole range of reasons: a former dean of the faculty of management at Dalhousie University and deputy minister of development for the province, he's written highfalutin textbooks and reports and was part of "four or five" economic development strategies for Nova Scotia conducted long before Ray Ivany tabled his.


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Payvand News of Iran

Iran's Unemployment Statistics for 2013: Women's Unemployment Rate Rises Further

The latest figures published by the Iran Statistical Center indicate that the average rate of unemployment in 2013 for women had risen to be twice as high as those for men.


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Quirks Marketing Rsch Review

Satisfying stats: How numbers helped a diner optimize its menu

This article addresses the changing role of statistics in marketing research and uses menu optimization for the fictional Johnny's American Diner to demonstrate how numbers can tell an engaging and actionable story.


Related Topix: Marketing, Science