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I used to think correlation implied causation. Then I took a statistics class. Now I don't, but I don't know if the statistics class caused that.

Make roads safer by swinging an axe

If you’d like to avoid a fatal traffic accident what should you do? Drive slower? Avoid drinking alcohol? Roberts and Winters have found this correlation between traffic accidents and acacia trees. So what’s...

Image: Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen. Gera-Untermhaus, 1897.


Echoing a plea from Ron Milo and Robert Last that computational methods [which is sort of ‘math(s)’…] should be used to gain deeper understanding of the fundamental principles that govern regulation of metabolic...