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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.COMPUTER SEARCH SETTLES 90-YEAR-OLD MATH PROBLEMKEVIN HARTNETTAUGUST 19, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
During periods of stress, heart rate becomes less variable and the time between beats gets shorter.WHY DO WE MISS THE RITUALS PUT ON HOLD BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?SUJATA GUPTAAUGUST 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
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.THIS VISION EXPERIMENT RESOLVED A CENTURIES-OLD PHILOSOPHICAL DEBATE - FACTS SO ROMANTICJIM DAVIESAUGUST 14, 2020NAUTILUS
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.SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM THE STARSEMILY LEVESQUEAUGUST 11, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
One of the most terrifying aspects of the pandemic is that the severity of the disease seems so cruelly and arbitrarily variable.OUR GENES MAY EXPLAIN SEVERITY OF COVID-19 AND OTHER INFECTIONSMONIQUE BROUILLETTEJULY 27, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
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.COVID-19 CASE CLUSTERS OFFER LESSONS AND WARNINGS FOR REOPENINGHELEN THOMPSONJUNE 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
That’s a big instrumental variable, honestly, in human interaction.INTRODUCING “NO STUPID QUESTIONS” (EP. 422)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJUNE 18, 2020FREAKONOMICS
There have now been several papers that have looked explicitly at that question and shown that no, females aren’t more variable than males.BIOMEDICAL STUDIES ARE INCLUDING MORE FEMALE SUBJECTS (FINALLY)BETHANY BROOKSHIREJUNE 9, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Over and over again, the effect of rejection is stronger than the effect of acceptance on all these different variables.REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL (EP. 417)STEPHEN J. DUBNERMAY 7, 2020FREAKONOMICS
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.5 PSYCHOLOGY TERMS YOU’RE PROBABLY MISUSING (EP. 334 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJANUARY 9, 2020FREAKONOMICS

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