Posts Tagged ‘clusters’

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7. Shock! Horror! Newsflash

June 13, 2013

A number of women develop breast cancer who worked in the same office. This happened in ABC offices in Australia in 2006.

A link was assumed but after exhaustive tests no environmental cause was found.

See ABC abandons cancer scare building.

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Tragically, independent events can cluster. One episode of Numb3rs explained this possibility very well. If you fire a machine gun at a barn wall and draw a circle around a group of bullet holes later that is a cluster. But don’t try this at home, mathspiggies. 

There is a great explanation of clustering here. Some Aussie road signs show clusters of IDIOTS!

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