statistics

google trends

Data Visualization Experts Say Search Trend Maps Are Mostly Bunk

Google’s new map shows Canada’s “most misspelled words.”
Kate Lunau
6.8.17
death

The Data Says This Is How You Will Die

Just try not to die from a selfie accident.
Madison Margolin
9.13.16
world

Here’s Proof that the World Isn't the Hellhole It Feels Like

The world is much better than it has ever been, as evidenced by the following economic data visualized by Max Roser at University of Oxford.
Amy Robinson Sterling
8.10.16
Donald Trump

Bookie Odds Favor a Clinton Win, But they Also Predicted Brexit Wouldn’t Happen

Trump currently has similar bookie odds to what Brexit did just before the vote.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.20.16
Sports

How One Startup Reimagined Athlete Stats for the Age of Social Media

The rapid-fire nature of social nature prompted European soccer authorities to change how they think about stats.
Gabriela Barkho
7.19.16
short circuit

What Happens in an Internet Second?

That's a lot of tweets.
Eric Brantner
6.23.16
Space

Indian Man May Be First Ever Confirmed Meteorite Death

There aren't many less likely ways to die, however.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.8.16
Health

Are You in a Plague Risk Zone? Here’s a Handy Map

Fortunately, plague risk is a relative thing.
Michael Byrne
12.31.15
running

Why GPS Almost Always Overestimates Distances

A statistical explanation.
Michael Byrne
11.16.15
Features

One Degree of Separation in the Forever War

The tale of Reese and Yuri Hines, two brothers in two wars, suggests the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game needs a new name in the US military.
Brian Castner
11.11.15
death

Want to Know When You’re Gonna Die?

Watch an animated graph of your life expectancy over time.
Rachel Pick
9.24.15
psychology

A Huge Study Found Less than Half of Psychology Findings Were Reproducible

More evidence that science isn’t as self-correcting as you might hope.
Victoria Turk
8.27.15
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