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statue of Achilles

Just as Achilles' heel was an unguarded weakness that ultimately brought down a hero of Greek mythology, dogmatic devotion to traditional statistical methods threatens public confidence in the institution of science.

John Nash

Mathematician John Nash died in a car accident May 23 at the age of 86, ending a dramatic story of genius. 

Brazilian soccer players in 2014 World Cup

SURVIVING THE SEMIFINALS  Brazilian soccer players track the ball in a 2014 World Cup semifinal match against Germany. A new study offers strategies for the four semifinalists in a competition.

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