Matthew Barsalou does a Bayesian analysis of the deaths of redshirts in Star Trek.
Brian MacDonald has a paper on realignment in the four major sports leagues, with a view towards minimizing the total amount of travel required for teams. At Hockey Prospectus he’s written a three-part series on this paper (emphasizing hockey, of course): part one, part two, part three.
Rick Durrett writes Cancer modeling: a personal perspective for the Notices of the AMS.
Disease spreads like ripples on a pond, but only if you have the right metric.