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Beware of Scientific “Claims” in the Media

Sir David Spiegelhalter knows a thing or two about statistics. At the University of Cambridge, one of his areas of study is how the concept of risk and statistical evidence are discussed in society, and he is also the current president

The Curious Case of Quantum Dots

// Some background You’ve probably heard that UV rays are the reason that we get sunburns after spending too much time in the sun, and the major culprit for skin cancer, but do you know why? Light can be described