The prevalence of obesity has doubled in Australia in the last two decades. As a result, overweight and obesity will be associated with 10,000 thyroid cancers in the next decade.
You could compare election opinion polls to penalty shoot-outs at a World Cup final: there’s huge pressure to get it right and we remember the big misses most of all.
A study of more than 500,000 surveys shows university students demonstrate bias against women teachers, and particularly women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
The speed limit in areas with high pedestrian activity should be reduced to 30 to 40km/hr – rather than Australia’s current 50 km/h, a new study by UNSW scientists recommends.
Passionate Socceroos fans will be dreaming big about Australia winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia - but probability models reveal interesting data about the actual chances of a shock success.
What can we draw from the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey if only four out of five eligible Australians took part? Scott Sisson and Peter Baker crunch the numbers.
Scientists need to ask the right questions to make the most of the Big Data revolution, writes Malte Ebach.
Our expectations of randomness are often wrong, write Daniel Little and Chris Donkin.