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Brain Games Risky Business

Are you a born risk-taker? Do you prefer whole-grain cereal or bacon and eggs? Would you rather spend your savings on a house, or put it all in the stock market? Do you typically wait for the crossing signal or just dodge through traffic? Whether it's choosing what to eat for breakfast, where to invest your money, or just when ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things A Head for Figures

The Nature of Things takes a good-natured look at statistics, a subject that many people find incomprehensible or irrelevant. The program illustrates how abstract mathematical ideas affect us in the real world. On the basis of statistics, laws are drafted that make seatbelts mandatory or prohibit smoking. Nevertheless, when faced with decisions about uncertain situations, people often turn to intuition ...
  • 1995
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2004 Measuring Risk: Living in Scary Times

Terrorism, SARS, West Nile virus, mad cow disease can all make us feel as if we’re living in really frightening times. But the people who study danger say we should probably all relax. In this story we’ll look at how the science of statistics can help calm our anxieties and focus our attention on the real risks of everyday life.
  • 2004
  • 00:12:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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