Peer review, or it didn't happen

An amusing science meme, courtesy my friend Andrew Balfour. Read the rest

Particle physicists not yet willing to call the election for Obama

Sure, there's a 99.2% probability that he will win, but that is several standard deviations away from the 99.99995% confidence that the particle physicists would need to declare the election won. (This is satire, obviously.) Via Jennifer Ouellette. Read the rest