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All Stories by Dana Mackenzie
Health & Medicine
Cool Jobs: Data detectives
Statisticians are experts in seeing the patterns hidden within the raw numbers called data. They especially excel at finding real trends, while eliminating what is actually due to chance. That’s why they offer a good reality check in any field that involves numbers.
Cool Jobs: Math as entertainment
At DreamWorks Animation (and previously at another company called Digital Domain) Nafees Bin Zafar creates software used to make the special effects in motion pictures — and sometimes cartoons — look as realistic as possible.