statistics
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How to Lie with statistics

It’s easy to lie with statistics. Quick example: China’s population of over 1.35 billion people is estimated to have a margin of error of 20 million people. The Chinese hukou registration system, used in most regions for counting population, is based on the wrong assumption that being registered in one …

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EconomicsFront PageScience

The Last Mile Problem

You might be wondering what is the last mile problem? Summer is coming and I bet you are all stressing out! The bikini challenge is knocking on our doors and this means just one thing: diet. The problem when you start a diet is the last mile . It is …

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Gorilla
EconomicsFront PageScience

The Invisible Gorilla Effect

The invisible gorilla effect. The characters of this story, System 1 and System 2 are the two ways that our brains form thoughts. System 1: fast, intuitive, subconscious. It allows us to know that if the traffic light is red we have to stop. System 2: slow, rational, conscious. It …

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