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Are you flying Malaysia Airlines again?

2014 has not been a particularly lucky year for airlines of Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines reported two catastrophic incidents; after the last one, when Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July, average weekly bookings declined by more than 30%, with numerous flight cancellations just after the disaster. This happened …

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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 …