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Mass overdose planned

Guest Author Jan 28, 2010

By Vicki Hyde On January 30, a concerted global mass overdose will take place, but no-one will die because the “medication” of choice will be homeopathic. Homeopathic medicine consists of water or water dripped onto sugar tablets; the UK-based 1023 campaign aims to highlight that fact and protest against pharmacies touting such a product as medicinal. To mark the … Read More

science and health degrees earn graduates more

Peter Griffin Jan 03, 2010

The Sunday Star Times has compiled a table (see below) of university degrees and what graduates from these degrees can expect to earn after a year and three years in the workforce respectively. Not surprisingly, science, health and engineering graduates have much better earning potential than those working in tourism, architecture, agriculture, sports, creative arts and teaching. However, what … Read More

Summer of stats part 2 – Of lettuces, strawberries and things

Guest Author Dec 27, 2009

A running series from Statistics New Zealand helping us make sense of the Food Price Index and the Consumers Price Index… Priceshifting Statisticians are not particularly noted for their vegetarian inclinations, but they do exhibit an appetite for fruit and vegetables. They find lettuces especially fascinating. Source: Statistics New ZealandThe Food Price Index works on the basis of price per … Read More