Weekly links for April 1

From Decision Science News, Some ideas on communicating risk to the general public.

The Expression of Emotions in 20th Century Books via the Wall Street Journal. Over the course of the 20th century, authors in English used less “mood” words, and this has been stronger in British texts than American ones.

Is predictive modeling different from interpolation?

Wolfram on Mandelbrot (via Gelman)

Network theory approach reveals altitude sickness to be two different diseases.

27-game streak? For Heat, 50-1 shot

The Fifth problem: math & anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union by Edward Frenkel.

A series from Bloomberg on gerrymandering: part one, two, three, and a couple of graphics.