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  1. Wait, Nuts and Flour Should Go in the Fridge? (www.theatlantic.com)
  2. Simulation from a baseline model as a way to better understand your data: This is what “hypothesis testing” should be. (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  3. Three takes on the protests at Columbia University (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  4. The Child-Nutrition Myth That Just Won’t Die (www.theatlantic.com)
  5. Blog was down and is now operating again. (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  6. Dan Luu asks, “Why do people post on [bad platform] instead of [good platform]?” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  7. Immune 80: Intranasal neomycin; sex hormones and skin immunity; and maternal diet and infant microbiomes (www.microbe.tv)
  8. Immune 79: Spa therapy for the immune system (www.microbe.tv)
  9. Is there a balance to be struck between simple hierarchical models and more complex hierarchical models that augment the simple frameworks with more modeled interactions when analyzing real data? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  10. TWiV 1117: Pol dances with the RNA that brought it (www.microbe.tv)
  11. Break it to grok it: The best way to understand how a method works is go construct scenarios where it fails (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  12. TWiV 1116: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  13. HMC fails when you initialize at the mode (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  14. Google Is Playing a Dangerous Game With AI Search (www.theatlantic.com)
  15. Deadwood (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  16. GPT today: Buffon’s Needle in Python with plotting (and some jokes) (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  17. Another opportunity in MLB for Stan users: the Phillies are hiring (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  18. Cows Have Almost Certainly Infected More Than Two People With Bird Flu (www.theatlantic.com)
  19. No, I don’t believe the claim that “Mothers negatively affected by having three daughters and no sons, study shows.” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  20. Ozempic Patients Need an Off-Ramp (www.theatlantic.com)
  21. From what body part does the fish rot? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  22. Mitzi’s and my talks in Trieste 3 and 4 June 2024 (yes, they’ll be broadcast) (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  23. What to make of implicit biases in LLM output? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  24. “Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  25. More red meat for you AI skeptics out there (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  26. The Bird-Flu Host We Should Worry About (www.theatlantic.com)
  27. A data science course for high school students (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  28. Not eating sweet potatoes: Is that gonna kill me? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  29. Meerkats Keep Dropping Dead From Heart Failure (www.theatlantic.com)
  30. TWiV 1115: Calling the CoPs on flu (www.microbe.tv)
  31. New stat podcast just dropped (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  32. If I got a nickel every time . . . (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  33. TWiV 1114: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  34. The Sad Desk Salad Is Getting Sadder (www.theatlantic.com)
  35. How to think about the effect of the economy on political attitudes and behavior? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  36. “A bizarre failure in the review process at PNAS” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  37. How to think about the claim by Justin Wolfers that “the income of the average American will double approximately every 39 years”? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  38. Data challenges with the Local News Initiative mapping project (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  39. Fewer kids in our future: How historical experience has distorted our sense of demographic norms (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  40. The Fad Diet to End All Fad Diets (www.theatlantic.com)
  41. They’re trying to get a hold on the jungle of cluster analysis. (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  42. TWiV 1113: Influenza virus H5N1 in cows' milk with Richard Webby (www.microbe.tv)
  43. “Is it really ‘the economy, stupid’?” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  44. TWiV 1112: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  45. What happens when you’ve had deferential media coverage and then, all of a sudden, you’re treated as a news item rather than as a figure of admiration? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  46. Did Something Happen to Our Necks? (www.theatlantic.com)
  47. Who understands alignment anyway (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  48. This is a very disturbing map. (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  49. Who Really Has Brain Worms? (www.theatlantic.com)
  50. I just got a strange phone call from two people who claimed to be writing a news story. They were asking me very vague questions and I think it was some sort of scam. I guess this sort of thing is why nobody answers the phone anymore. (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  51. Applied modelling in drug development? brms! (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  52. Studying causal inference in the presence of feedback: (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  53. Ozempic or Bust (www.theatlantic.com)
  54. Papers on human decision-making under uncertainty in ML venues! We have advice. (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  55. “There is a war between the ones who say there is a war, and the ones who say there isn’t.” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  56. The Conjoined Twins Who Refused to Be ‘Fixed’ (www.theatlantic.com)
  57. MCMC draws cannot fill the posterior in high dimensions (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  58. A Fundamental Stage of Human Reproduction Is Shifting (www.theatlantic.com)
  59. A cook, a housemaid, a gardener, a chauffeur, a nanny, a philosopher, and his wife . . . (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  60. Hypochondria Never Dies (www.theatlantic.com)
  61. On lying politicians and bullshitting scientists (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  62. TWiV 1111: Taming of the flu (www.microbe.tv)
  63. Reproducing and adapting the UN Population Projections (freerangestats.info)
  64. “You want to gather data to determine which of two students is a better basketball shooter. You plan to have each student take N shots and then compare their shooting percentages. Roughly how large does N have to be for you to have a good chance of distinguishing a 30% shooter from a 40% shooter?” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  65. TWiV 1110: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  66. Medieval Pets Had One of Humanity’s Most Cursed Diseases (www.theatlantic.com)
  67. Combining multiply-imputed datasets, never easy (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  68. Marijuana’s Health Effects Are About to Get a Whole Lot Clearer (www.theatlantic.com)
  69. Milk Has Lost Its Magic (www.theatlantic.com)
  70. Two kings, a royal, a knight, and three princesses walk into a bar . . . (Dude from Saudi Arabia accuses the lords of AI of not giving him enough credit.) (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  71. Cancer Supertests Are Here (www.theatlantic.com)
  72. Who wrote the music for In My Life? Three Bayesian analyses (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  73. Bayesian Workflow, Causal Generalization, Modeling of Sampling Weights, and Time: My talks at Northwestern University this Friday and the University of Chicago on Monday (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  74. America’s Infectious-Disease Barometer Is Off (www.theatlantic.com)
  75. Does this study really show that lesbians and bisexual women die sooner than straight women? Disparities in Mortality by Sexual Orientation in a Large, Prospective JAMA Paper (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  76. Job Ad: Spatial Statistics Group Lead at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  77. Boris and Natasha in America: How often is the wife taller than the husband? (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  78. “Often enough, scientists are left with the unenviable task of conducting an orchestra with out-of-tune instruments” (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  79. TWiV 1109: A protein flew out and a bat flu in (www.microbe.tv)
  80. Evaluating MCMC samplers (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  81. “When are Bayesian model probabilities overconfident?” . . . and we’re still trying to get to meta-Bayes (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  82. TWiV 1108: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  83. We’re All Reading Wrong (www.theatlantic.com)
  84. A New Sweetener Has Joined the Ranks of Aspartame and Stevia (www.theatlantic.com)
  85. Whooping cough! How to respond to fatally-flawed papers? An example, in a setting where the fatal flaw is subtle, involving a confounding of time and cohort effects (statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu)
  86. TWiV 1107: Uncoating some envelopes (www.microbe.tv)
  87. TWiV 1106: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  88. The Bone-Marrow-Transplant Revolution (www.theatlantic.com)
  89. Women in Menopause Are Getting Short Shrift (www.theatlantic.com)
  90. What Happens When You’ve Been on Ozempic for 20 Years? (www.theatlantic.com)
  91. TWiV 1105: All the T and B in China (www.microbe.tv)
  92. TWiV 1104: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)
  93. TWiV 1103: Jason 'Spike' McLellan (www.microbe.tv)
  94. TWiV 1102: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin (www.microbe.tv)