How to spot a misleading graph

How to spot a misleading graph

When they’re used well, graphs can help us intuitively grasp complex data. But as visual software has enabled more usage of graphs throughout all media, it has also made them easier to use in a careless or dishonest way — and as it turns out, there are plenty of ways graphs can mislead and outright manipulate. Continue reading “How to spot a misleading graph”

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How to spot a misleading graph

Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball

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A statistical analysis of luck vs skill in sports. Continue reading “Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball”

Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball

Check your intuition: The birthday problem

Check your intuition- The birthday problem

Imagine a group of people. How big do you think the group would have to be before there’s more than a 50% chance that two people in the group have the same birthday? The answer is … probably lower than you think. David Knuffke explains how the birthday problem exposes our often-poor intuition when it comes to probability. Continue reading “Check your intuition: The birthday problem”

Check your intuition: The birthday problem

Pricing Out a Star Destroyer

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They are among the most iconic images in the Star Wars Galaxy the feared Imperial Class Star Destroyer. Have you ever wondered how much they would cost in real earth money? Continue reading “Pricing Out a Star Destroyer”

Pricing Out a Star Destroyer

Why people get so anxious about math

Why do people get so anxious about math

Have you ever sat down to take a math test and immediately felt your heart beat faster and your palms start to sweat? This is called math anxiety, and if it happens to you, you’re not alone: Researchers think about 20 percent of the population suffers from it. So what’s going on? And can it be fixed? Continue reading “Why people get so anxious about math”

Why people get so anxious about math

Why We Sucked At Counting Fish (Until Now)

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A new fish counting method has revealed there are ten times more fish in the sea than we previously thought. Continue reading “Why We Sucked At Counting Fish (Until Now)”

Why We Sucked At Counting Fish (Until Now)

What if Barry Bonds had played without a baseball bat?

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Barry Bonds goes back in time to re-live every plate appearance of his historic 2004 season without a baseball bat. The only thing crazier than this experiment is the way it turned out. Continue reading “What if Barry Bonds had played without a baseball bat?”

What if Barry Bonds had played without a baseball bat?