Forgetting your PhD dissertation

Junaid Mubeen, a mathematician turned educator, bravely writes about how he no longer understands his PhD dissertation, completed just seven years ago: Earlier this week I read through my PhD...

Women's Earnings by Occupation

It appears all employers have something to learn from pharmacies...

P-hacking

“P-hacking” refers to the practice of torturing your data until you arrive at the arbitrary but revered .05 percent level of statistical significance. Here’s what it looks like according to...

More smartphones = fewer homicides

A criminologist attributes the decline of homicides in major cities to the proliferation of smartphones: Just as mobile technology has transformed ordinary commerce, it has revolutionized illicit markets, too, making...

The secrets of Daniel Ellsberg's father

Daniel Ellsberg is back in the news with the release of the movie “The Post” and his memoir “The Doomsday Machine.” In a review of the latter, Thomas Powers relates...