March 19, 2013 · 438,908 views
Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive. This obligation was invented by De Beers.
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July 18, 2013 · 284,743 views
Quantifying the astronomical increases in San Francisco rental prices.
April 4, 2014 · 450,712 views
UPS engineers map out routes for their drivers consisting of "a series of right-hand loops"
April 17, 2013 · 106,210 views
The most profitable band that you've never heard on the radio.
March 4, 2014 · 165,126 views
We use data to answer the important question, what kind of music is it okay for hipsters to like?
March 4, 2014 · 100,443 views
How one inventor went from making Frisbees to one of the world's best coffeemakers.
March 13, 2014 · 44,179 views
A look at the elite few who make a living as professional Lego builders.
Nov. 18, 2013 · 175,692 views
How one man went from writing jokes for Roseanne to homeless, and how he fought his way back using Craigslist.
March 21, 2014 · 129,861 views
In the 1960s, professional bowlers were the sporting world's rockstars; today, most of them struggle to get by.
Aug. 28, 2012 · 195,773 views
Put simply, why the heck do so many bicycles get stolen?
June 25, 2013 · 90,692 views
How should we understand the robust findings that suggest that the price of wine is not only uncorrelated with how much people enjoy it, but that the different tastes we describe in wine may all be in our heads?
April 3, 2014 · 76,710 views
In the early 80s, Susan Kare was a pixel art pioneer at Apple. Today, she continues to dazzle.
Jan. 13, 2014 · 53,123 views
The data behind why napping is considered good for your productivity.
July 26, 2013 · 51,112 views
Legalized weed is putting California's drug dealers out of business, as well as its hippies.
Jan. 15, 2014 · 8,663 views
Vinyl records are making a comeback, probably because of hipsters.
March 14, 2013 · 117,025 views
AKA "Why our bellies have gotten a little pudgy lately doing research for stories."
Feb. 6, 2014 · 22,208 views
Is San Francisco's Dolores Park a paradigm of free-market capitalism?
May 10, 2013 · 34,787 views
The current model of publicly funding research and publishing it in academic journals was developed during the days of Isaac Newton in response to 17th century problems.
July 31, 2013 · 31,740 views
There are many reasons to oppose tipping. Most recently, a natural experiment in two San Diego restaurants suggests that tipping actually detracts from restaurant quality.
June 17, 2013 · 97,214 views
How much does it cost to stay at an Airbnb versus a hotel in America?
Sept. 23, 2013 · 111,155 views
How is it that among all the doom and gloom of the student debt crisis and skyrocketing tuitions, college has never been a better investment?
Oct. 11, 2013 · 17,589 views
To support its research, academia has created a flood of PhDs who fare poorly in the job market.
April 8, 2014 · 26,530 views
From 60s cool-kid culture to Obama's belly, the Slurpee has seen it all.
April 24, 2013 · 47,711 views
True or not, there is a perception that Asians are at a disadvantage in the college admissions process.
March 29, 2013 · 22,167 views
If a $10, $100, and $1,000 bottle all roughly taste the same in a blind taste test, how do you explain their different price tags?
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