Risk Assessments and Feeling Safer

This is a sign I could not resist taking a picture of while exiting a restaurant on my recent trip to California. I am not sure whether I would have ate any differently had I seen this picture before entering the restaurant (maybe they should say a little more on what...

Conclusive Findings?

A recent New England Journal of Medicine article discussed that estrogen may reduce the risk of arterial sclerosis. Maholonobis’ blog discusses how one article does not lead to conclusive findings on any topic: last week, the (Wall Street) Journal did a story...

Monitoring moving objects

An excerpt from Livescience.com: Deciphering curveballs from fastballs and balls from strikes requires that a player’s eyes precisely lock onto the ball, as described in recently published research on humans’ ability to track balls and other moving...

Hypothetical Scenarios

An excerpt from Slate.com: On May 15, Fox News host Brit Hume brought excitement to an otherwise dull presidential debate with this question: “Here is the premise: Three shopping centers near major U.S. cities have been hit by suicide bombers. Hundreds are dead,...