The February 2018 issue of Significance is out now in print and digital formats. Our cover story explores outliers in scientific measurements – which can be the cause of much consternation but may also be a sign of healthy scientific progress.
We also describe five ways data is transforming music, and we estimate the proportion of people in France and the USA who have a “homonym” – someone with whom they share a first and last name.
Meanwhile, in our In Brief section, we have two articles on Puerto Rico: the first estimates the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria, while the second highlights threats to the independence of the island’s institute of statistics.
Also, this issue:
- Lawnmowers versus terrorists: The RSS International Statistic of the Year
- Climate change: No 'slowdown' in the story of global warming
- Diabetes, blood sugar and red wine: A personal study
- Connecting statistical brains: 48 hours to devise novel methods for neuroscience
If you are a print subscriber, your February issue will be arriving soon.
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