- Why you might want to avoid a dementia test, from the Washington Post. The usual issues about testing, but well presented.
- False positives from drug-sniffing dogs, and consequences. (local relevance)
- In the spirit of our fly/drive posts, from Chad Orzel: how fast should you drive?
But, of course, time behind the wheel is time not doing anything else, and if we’re going to properly calculate an optimum speed, we really ought to put some monetary value on that, as well.
- I was out of town when Stuff ran the story about men and women having different brain wiring. Language Log has a collection of posts by their contributors and others. Executive summary: good research, interesting findings, pity about the interpretation and coverage.
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »