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This chart shows how far we’ve come in fighting cancer
Five good trends and the stories behind them.
Take a look back at your internet and streaming habits for 2020
Your Spotify year-end playlist is just the beginning.
Wildlife conservation works, and vertebrates have the numbers to prove it
After removing outlier populations, a new study suggests conservation efforts could be working better than researchers anticipated.
Home team advantage explained in three charts
And why the effect is slowly going away over time.
Some NFL teams still draft quarterbacks based on an obsolete intelligence test
Sure, smarts can lead to more touchdowns and rings. But there are other statistics that carry weight on draft night.
Kea parrots use statistics to get what they want
Polly wants a black token — and knows how to get it.
Baseball’s black magic: How psychology, math, and culture created a curse-ridden sport
From the Curse of the Billy Goat to the disrepute of Steve Bartman, one Cubs fan dissects the strange science behind her team’s superstitions.
Techathlon podcast: Google’s app graveyard, surprising email stats, and the week’s biggest tech news
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Techathlon podcast: Net Neutrality, publicity stunts, and streaming stats
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Yes, a killer asteroid could hit Earth
Though the odds do seem to be in our favor.