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Race for Data Feeds the Sports Analytics Revolution

Mitch Goldich | Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.

Thanksgiving Traditions 2013

John Dick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Food
John Dick

Since the beginning of November, we have been tracking consumer's Thanksgiving plans and traditions, while also looking at Thanksgiving data from the previous year to study the changes. We learned a lot.

Preparing Students and Teachers to Navigate the Data Stream

Christine Franklin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science
Christine Franklin

We, as citizens, need to understand how to benefit from our personal data. Statistics is well equipped to help us understand the impact of data on our lives and to prepare a future work force that can make meaningful discoveries from this data deluge.

American Attitudes on Eating Out [INFOGRAPHIC]

Foodbeast | Posted 05.09.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

Study shows 57 percent of Americans consider eating out a 'special occasion.' [INFOGRAPHIC]

2013: The International Year of... Statistics

Marie Davidian | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Marie Davidian

Times have changed. From Google chief economist Hal Varian's well-circulated 2009 quote in The New York Times that "the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians" to the assertions of numerous blog posts and articles, statistics is "hot."

Statistical Soothsaying

Michael R. Powers | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Michael R. Powers

Many years ago, in my college yearbook, I listed my intended future occupation as "Bayesian soothsayer." In retrospect, I can see that my invented profession served its purposes well; but strangely enough, I now realize that it actually exists.

NUMBERED: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to b...

Numbered: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to b...

Medical marijuana's not getting any better - the time for RE-legalization is NOW!

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Belville

With New Jersey recently becoming the 14th medical marijuana state, activists in marijuana law reform have been celebrating. After all, over 82 mil...

We're Not All Talking About Palin

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Cherwenka

A few quick searches on Technorati confirms it: We're not all talking about Palin. The Obama machine continues to dominate the web, with mentions of his name in 1.7 million blog posts.