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On Writing: Moses and Me

...immersed myself. I surrounded my computer with textbooks on statistics and biometrics. I spent hours on the phone with statisticians and scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center - beautiful people all, and brilliant. But I just wasn't getting...
On Writing: Omitting needless words

...modeling that biologists use to project a species' future. I was writing for readers like me, neither scientists nor statisticians, but reasonably intelligent. (Oh, hush.) I needed readers to understand this process clearly, so they would be able...
Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

...that first received the fish, rather than to Japan. These so-called "re-exports" are difficult, even for trade statisticians, to track and quantify."The U.S. sends a large volume of pollock to China, where they make the finished product...
Polar bears disappearing from region

...suggest to me that the habitat is getting less stable for polar bears," said study lead author Jeff Bromaghin, a USGS statistician.Wildlife biologist Steve Amstrup, who started the study for the USGS and left to become chief scientist at the conservation...
Pure Sole: 0 - 28

...pep band members, two thespians and one overly qualified statistician from the chess club who we forced to wear a uniform for those...and magic did not work and the rodeo was out of town.My statistician actually made a basket, ran to the sidelines and started...
Gutsy Gustavus earns Mixed 6 volleyball crown

...freshmen Cody Christopherson and Kailey Ewing and eighth-grader Natasha Lenning. Assistant coach is Steve Schaller and statistician is Jill Wagner."It hasn't sunk in yet," senior Cassandra Chase said. "It is amazing. This is the best senior year...
My Turn: Your vote is free speech- think before you cast

...ingenuity.Voting is both a precious opportunity and vital responsibility. Voting is also a numbers and substance process. Statisticians tell us the more who vote, the more likely an accurate measure of the public choice. Philosophers and political scientists...
Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

...high school team, which included keeping statistics.Two of his sons have played the game, while the youngest has been a statistician for his high school team in the Seattle area, where the family lives.Ballmer said he hopes to attend a lot of Clippers...
Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

...doubt on the scientific consensus that humans are cooking the planet by burning coal, oil and natural gas.Scientists and statisticians have dismissed the purported slowdown as a statistical mirage, arguing among other things that it reflects random climate...
Alaskan among 'genius grant' winners of them."The eclectic group of grant recipients includes scientists, artists, historians, writers, a lawyer, a statistician and a photographer. They can spend the money however they like, for seeing things others haven't, asking questions others...


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