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Jessi Cisewski, David Van Dyk, and Thomas C. M. Lee discuss a dynamic new subdiscipline that is rich in data, sophisticated models, and interdisciplinary activities: astrostatistics.

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Grammy-winning artist Marc Cohn’s 1991 hit, “Walking in Memphis,” gave University of Texas at El Paso’s Lawrence Lesser the vehicle to reflect on what it was like discovering statistics. Let his words move you.

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What Is Simply Statistics?

The Amstat News staff interviews Jeff Leek, Roger Peng, and Rafa Irizarry about their blog, “Simply Statistics.”

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<em>Science</em> Establishes Dedicated Statistical Review Panel

Science magazine editor-in-chief, Marcia McNutt, recently announced the July 1 appointment of a new statistical board of reviewing editors (SBoRE)—composed of prominent members of the statistical community—that will help address reproducibility issues and increase confidence in the papers published in the magazine.

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A recent report says statistical science is as healthy as it ever has been, with robust growth in student enrollment, abundant new sources of data, challenging problems to solve, and related opportunities to grasp over the next century.