A new book catalogues the map-maker's lesser-known works.
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Choose your favorite data-driven model for predicting Oscar wins.
Three tips to avoid sneaky tricks.
A nearly 6-sigma result says we are now surer than sure that the God particle is real
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
How do you tell if a flu is dangerous enough to bring down the Olympics? Map diseases in real-time, throughout the entire country
Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.
A Reader Inquires: I read something recently about physicists who study corporate boards. How is this science?
Statistics: A study of child suicides sparks a grisly debate.
How will the next American president keep the country at the center of the high-tech universe?
Revising the standard diagnostic manual for 2012 means revising our notions of mental normality
HIV's strongest sections could be its greatest weaknesses
Run for the hills; or better yet, live there already
In particular, "participants correctly identified the future position of erotic pictures"
How science is transforming the sport of MMA fighting
"There's almost no way to stop [the study] from being spun into the 'war against women' story," coauthor Vladas Griskevicius says. Is he right, or was the study the problem?
A reanalysis by a second research group suggests a 2011 study that used EEG to detect consciousness in three vegetative patients was fooled by randomness.
A new psychology study brings "men are from Mars" gender stereotypes down to earth.
In the absence of solid evidence, statistics can help you decide for yourself.