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As a result, the number of possible permutations of variables, or ways of arranging colors on the dice, is 239,000 — a very, very big number.
During periods of stress, heart rate becomes less variable and the time between beats gets shorter.
Across all of the experiments, controlling for lots of variables, the researchers found that the tilted coins distracted people and slowed them down from finding the actual ellipse.
In 1912, the Harvard astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt used plate observations from a telescope in Peru to discover that strange variable stars called Cepheids could be used to precisely measure vast distances in space.
One of the most terrifying aspects of the pandemic is that the severity of the disease seems so cruelly and arbitrarily variable.
Some unknown variables — like the effectiveness of fabric masks and the degree to which infected people without symptoms spread the virus — could influence the risk equation for coronavirus in any of these and other settings.
That’s a big instrumental variable, honestly, in human interaction.
There have now been several papers that have looked explicitly at that question and shown that no, females aren’t more variable than males.
Over and over again, the effect of rejection is stronger than the effect of acceptance on all these different variables.
There are so many other variables coming into play — so many moving parts — and sometimes we’re criticized, perhaps justifiably, for how crappy we are at predicting behavior, like predicting violence.

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