The best sentences we read today

May 2, 2013

-- "Data mavens often make a big deal of their results being statistically significant, which is a statement that it’s unlikely their findings simply reflect chance. Don’t confuse this with something actually mattering."

-- "Six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies of the past decade are in sub-Saharan Africa."

-- "Across Northern Europe, where the practice of burning garbage to generate heat and electricity has exploded in recent decades, demand for trash far outstrips supply."

-- "We now have some data confirming that China's anti-corruption drive is indeed responsible for at least a part of the recent economic weakness."

-- "They have spray cans full of neurotoxins sitting adjacent to torch fuel."

-- "Cursive should be allowed to die." (But see some counterpoints here.)

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Brad Plumer · May 2, 2013