When jurors are asked to weigh evidence in criminal trials, methods based on Bayesian statistics could assist in avoiding logical fallacies that often undermine legal arguments.

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NO DICE For computers, generating random numbers is more complex than a simple roll of the dice. Computer scientists have devised an easier way for computers to harvest randomness from their environment.

Claude Shannon, born 100 years ago, devised the mathematical representation of information that made the digital era possible. Shown above are the equations he developed to mathematically describe how the circuitry in an electronic combination lock functions.

C.E. Shannon. "A symbolic analysis of relay and switching circuits." Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Vol. 57, 1938, p. 713. Adapted by E. Otwell